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Act Partners sign the UNISDR campaign “MAKING CITIES RESILIENT”

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR, is working with its partners to raise awareness and commitment for sustainable development practices that will reduce disaster risk and increase the wellbeing and safety of citizens - to invest today for a better tomorrow.
Building on previous campaigns focusing on education and safety of schools and hospitals, ISDR partners has launched a new campaign in 2010: Making Cities Resilient.
The campaign will seek to convince city leaders and local governments to commit to a checklist of Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient and to work alongside local activists, grassroots networks and national authorities. The checklist derives from the five priorities of the “Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters”, a key instrument for implementing disaster risk reduction.
UNISDR attended the initial conference of the Act project on the 14th of December 2010 to officially present the new World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2010-2011: MAKING CITIES RESILIENT - World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2010-2011.
Act partners (Municipality of Ancona, Municipality of Bullas and Municipality of Patras) signed the UNISDR campaign “MAKING CITIES RESILIENT” during the meeting of the morning, just after the intervention of Michiko Hama, the Programme Officer of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

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