Andy McElroy (IDHA 16) recently posted an article “Business Key for Sendai Framework Success” summarizing that the private sector will continue to play an increasingly important role in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia. Laws created to facilitate coordination between all disaster risk management activities will help ensure that private and public sectors are playing an equal part in disaster aversion.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
August 19th was World Humanitarian Day, which is a time to recognize those who willingly put their lives in danger in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. Organizations and agencies around the world hosted events and issued special edition articles and publications to commemorate the day, including tributes to humanitarian aid workers collected by the National Memorial for Aid Workers in the UK. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
Samantha Andrews (SIHA 2 and DMTC 6), intern for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventative Action, recently wrote a guest piece for Micah Zenko’s blog, “Reevaluating U.S. Targeting Assistance to the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen,” on why the United States should confirm the impact of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen enabled by U.S. intelligence.