United Nations Development Programme
Disaster Risk Reduction
Troy High School
Natural disasters kill 60,000 people worldwide a year. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) provides roles and enforces mandates that issues responsibility to agencies in collaboration with the United Nations and the World Bank. This work is in effort to support both domestic and international endeavors to prevent disaster risk and supply resources to those affected by natural disasters. The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and World Conference on Disaster Reduction aims to reduce said disaster risk and establishes a framework for implementing these actions.
Floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and bushfires are hazards of risk in Australia, seeing an increase of frequency and graveness among the region. Australia has also estimated 17.7 billion dollars in annual economic losses, with domestic efforts to implement new programs and initiatives that promote action for disaster resilience and action for rising change in global temperatures, with additional efforts for national preparedness in disaster prevention.
Australia hopes to collaborate with other countries in efforts to use funds and increase aid to help other countries adopt the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and establish roles and mandates that can help disaster resilience and aid around the globe, including awareness and education about specific disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes.
- Mia Valiotis