- 17 May 2015:First ever crisis coordination and disaster preparedness centre in Kurdistan
- 31 Mar 2015:USD 9.4 million Emergency Funding from Japan to support projects in the West Bank and Gaza through UNDP
- 24 Mar 2015:Japan Contributes USD 2.5 million to Community Stabilization and Resilience in the Border States of Sudan
Disasters, violent conflict, and economic and climate-related turbulence continue to claim lives, destroy economies and livelihoods, and undermine development progress for millions of people. Crisis prevention, recovery and reducing the vulnerability of countries to catastrophe are cornerstones of UNDP’s work.
Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion, analysis and programming adapted to the 21st century challenges of fragility.
Disasters cause human suffering, environmental and economic harm, and set back progress on eliminating poverty. If disaster risk isn’t well managed, the consequences are manifold. Disaster risk reduction is, therefore, an investment worth making by all countries. Every dollar spent reducing people’s vulnerability to disasters saves around seven dollars in economic losses.