Japan

28 August 2015

Red Cross Red Crescent reiterates its call for Nuclear Disarmament

At the 25th United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Hiroshima, Japan, which ended today, representatives of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement emphasized the need for governments to take urgent action to ban and eliminate nuc
Hiroshima survivor’s dream of a nuclear weapons-free world
6 August 2015

Hiroshima survivor’s dream of a nuclear weapons-free world

Keiko Ogura was eight years old in 1945 when she witnessed the aftermath of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Her family home was just a few kilometers away from the centre of the explosion.
Japanese Red Cross Society signs service cooperation agreement with Japanese Coast Guard
17 April 2015

Japanese Red Cross Society signs service cooperation agreement with Japanese Coast Guard

Agreement seeks to provide medical teams and transportation of relief supplies during large-scale disasters
Empress Shôken Fund announces grant recipients for 2015
11 April 2015

Empress Shôken Fund announces grant recipients for 2015

Road safety, violence prevention and education programmes get support from the fund for 2015.
UN-Habitat and Red Cross to partner on Post-Disaster housing
18 March 2015

UN-Habitat and Red Cross to partner on Post-Disaster housing

UN-Habitat and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they will work together on promoting adequate shelter and settlements for all, with a focus on people affected by nat
Agreement reached on new global framework for disaster risk reduction
18 March 2015

Agreement reached on new global framework for disaster risk reduction

After 30 hours of negotiations, consensus was finally reached on a new global framework that will guide disaster risk reduction policy and programming for the next 10-15 years.
IFRC and UN system to enhance cooperation on community resilience
17 March 2015

IFRC and UN system to enhance cooperation on community resilience

At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) President Tadateru Konoé and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met to take stock of the collaborative work between their respective
IFRC calls for vulnerable communities to remain centre stage in negotiations on post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework
17 March 2015

IFRC calls for vulnerable communities to remain centre stage in negotiations on post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework

As negotiations continue at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, on key elements of the post-2015 global framework for disaster risk reduction
IFRC announces ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’ at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
15 March 2015

IFRC announces ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’ at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Today at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), Tadateru Konoe, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) presented the IFRC’s voluntary commitment toward the post-2015 disaster risk reducti
Lethal Pacific storm marks start of Sendai disaster conference, as IFRC and UN call for 'unprecedented cooperation' on climate
15 March 2015

Lethal Pacific storm marks start of Sendai disaster conference, as IFRC and UN call for 'unprecedented cooperation' on climate

The opening over the weekend of the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) has been marked by “a stark reminder that disaster risk management is a matter of life and death,” according to a report by the United Nations Office for Disaster R
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