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UN World Conference on Disarter Risk Reduction

14 March 2015

International cooperation on disarter risk reduction is far more recent and modest than most other forms of international cooperation beginning only in the late 20th century when the UN General Assembly designated the 1990s the International Decade of natural Disarter Reduction. One core reason for low international cooperation is that the international community has not yet fully grasped that it has been not just natural hazards but risky development practices that created the kind of heightened disarter losses the world has faced this century.

Spurred by the shock of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, countries came together three weeks later in January 2005 in Japan for a scheduled conference and agreed on the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilence of Nations and Communities to Disarters (HFA). The main progress made in the HFA implementation has been qualitative, introducing the needed government institutional arrangements, legislation and planning, which is fundamental to the quantifiable reduction of disarter risks in the future. This crucial first stage has been a major shift in mindset from increasingly disarter prone, non-sustainable development investments, to an understanding that for development to be durable it must be able to withstand the threats posed by natural hazards.

Quite a number of international cooperation institutions have begun to turn their attention todisarter risk reduction.From financial institutions such as the World Bank, to forum like the G20 and private foundations such as the Rockfeller Foundation, have created dedicated initiatives and programmes around disarter risk reduction. A number of UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations have taken actions to integrate disarter risk reduction into their development programmes, for example, through the 2013 UN Plan of Action on Disarter Risk Reduction for Resilence.

A number of attemps have been made to highlight the need for more international cooperation in 2011, the Global Platform on Disarter Risk Reduction recommended targets of 10% investment from all humanitaarian aid, 1% of all development assistance, and 30% of climate change adaption funding for disarter risk reduction. Efforts were made by several countries to meet these guiding targets. But there is currently no authoritative data or any systematic tracking of nternational cooperation, partership or funding /investment for disarter risk reduction.

International cooperation and global partnership for development and disarter risk reduction is critical given challenges like climate chnage, environmental degradation, financial instability, transnaational health challenges, food insecurity or fragility and conflict. Its impoertance and prominence has been long established as explained in the section above. Cooperation and partnership will be care to the success of implementing international agreementslike a post 2015 framework for disarter risk reduction working with national and local level action.

The implementation of a post-2015 framework for disarter risk reduction will require strong cmmitments from all partners in a number of areas:

1. Collaboration and cooperation in science and technology for data, information and knowledge sharing.

2. Global/regional cooperation and partnership to support implementation.

3. Trans-boundary cooperation: Disarters don't respect borders.

4. Cooperation within the UN system.

5. Promote the emerging architecture of international cooperation.

6. Existing mechanisms such as the global, regional and national platforms need to be contuously strengthened to generate and sustain the political commitments.

 

TECHNICAL DETAIL

STAMPS

 

Classification of Issuance

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Special

Product Code

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151003

Issue date

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14 March 2015

Designs and Denominations

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1/3 Disarter Risk Reduction, Rp 3.000,-

2/3 Flood disarter Mitigation, Rp 3.000,-

3/3 Humanitarian Aid, Rp 3.000,-

Size

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25,31 mm x 41,06 mm

Perforations

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12.75 x 13.50

Sheet Composition

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24 pcs (4x6)

Price per Set

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Rp 9.000,-

Colours

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4 separation + 1 invisible ink

Paper

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Tullis Russel

Gum

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PVA

Printing Process

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Offset

Printing Quantity

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300.000 sets

Designer

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Winners of the 2014 National Stamp Design Contest

Printer

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Perum Peruri

SOUVENIR SHEET

Product Code

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151403

Price

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Rp 5.000,-

Printing Quantity

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30.000 sets

Designer

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Perum PERURI

Printer : Perum PERURI

 

FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

Product Code

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152103

Price

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Rp 12.000,-

Printing Quantity

:

5.000 sets

Designer

:

Tata Sugiarta

 

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