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Advancing Climate Action Through Early Warning Systems and Adaptation

Bangkok, Thailand – Meteorology plays a pivotal role in our daily lives, influencing sectors from agriculture, water and transport to disaster management and environmental protection. The theme for World Meteorological Day 2024, "At the Frontline of Climate Action," underscores the critical importance of meteorological services in the global fight against climate change.

Uniting South Asia for Enhanced Readiness and Anticipatory Action: Highlights from the SNAP South Asia Program Launch and Policy Dialogue

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Colombo, Sri Lanka, became the center for South Asia's disaster preparedness initiatives on 13-14 December 2023 with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) launching the regional program on "Sustainable National Anticipatory Actions through Preparedness (SNAP) in South Asia" in collaboration with the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. Hosted by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) Sri Lanka, the workshop drew vital decision makers and senior disaster management practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka representing the National Disaster Management Organizations, Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, civil society organizations, and national response agencies.

Desertification & Drought Day 2023: Her Land. Her Rights

Bangkok, Thailand – World Desertification and Drought Day (WDDD), established by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), aims to promote international cooperation and raise awareness about the importance of combating desertification and drought. The WDDD observes annually on June 17 th and it provides an opportunity to engage governments,

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