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13 September 2017

The Pacific and ASEAN: Sharing experiences on regional governance to enable effective partnerships and support resilient communities

A learning exchange on the “Development and Operationalisation of Regional Governance Frameworks on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation” between PIF and ASEAN took place in August 2017.
Legislative drafters in the Pacific recognizes challenges and opportunities in DRM legal reforms
13 September 2017

Legislative drafters in the Pacific recognizes challenges and opportunities in DRM legal reforms

The 2017 meeting of the Pacific Legislative Drafter’s Technical Forum, organized by the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS), was held in Nuku’Alofa, Tonga. Ms. Loretta Teueli, Assistant Attorney-General for Samoa, shares her insights in an interview.
National Multi-Disciplinary Advocacy Groups established in Central America
13 September 2017

National Multi-Disciplinary Advocacy Groups established in Central America

National Societies across Central America have come together and have committed to put in place multi-disciplinary advocacy groups by the end of 2017, which will be key in advocating to national authorities to address key disaster law issues
Central America Adopts New Procedure for the Transit of Humanitarian Relief Items
13 September 2017

Central America Adopts New Procedure for the Transit of Humanitarian Relief Items

Central American states have adopted a landmark procedure to enable the facilitation of customs procedures for the transit of humanitarian relief through their territories.
Moving disaster law closer to the community
1 August 2017

Moving disaster law closer to the community

Cambodia Red Cross in partnership with NCDM, have undertaken two sub-national workshops with the aim to strengthen public awareness on the 2015 Law on Disaster Management.
Aid and trade facilitation high on the agenda at multi-lateral talks in Geneva
15 July 2017

Aid and trade facilitation high on the agenda at multi-lateral talks in Geneva

The facilitation of aid was the subject of a high-level meeting in Geneva this week, where leaders from across the economic, trade, development and humanitarian sectors gathered together with government representatives at the 2017 ‘Aid for Trade’ event.
The Regulation and Management of Emergency Medical Teams – Launch of a new IFRC and WHO Report
7 July 2017

The Regulation and Management of Emergency Medical Teams – Launch of a new IFRC and WHO Report

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have launched a comprehensive report entitled “The Regulation and Management of International Emergency Medical Teams”.
Bringing Community Voices to Decision Making Tables: Shared Learning and Experiences in ASEAN
7 July 2017

Bringing Community Voices to Decision Making Tables: Shared Learning and Experiences in ASEAN

IFRC participated in ASEAN-OXFAM’s Peer to Peer (P2P) Journey Learning Conference 17 – 18 May, 2017 to share its experiences in peer learning and exchange through its disaster law programme.
Bringing Disaster Law to the People in the Philippines!
7 July 2017

Bringing Disaster Law to the People in the Philippines!

The Philippine Red Cross – IFRC Disaster Law Programme has teamed up with Partner National Societies led by Finnish Red Cross and supported by EuropeAID to create an IEC material on key messages for disaster law and inclusive community planning.
Consolidating the Evidence Base for Disaster Law Change in Bangladesh
7 July 2017

Consolidating the Evidence Base for Disaster Law Change in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Red Crescent is now undertaking a comprehensive research study to provide the evidence base to inform future law and policy change for international disaster assistance in Bangladesh.

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