United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - UNDRR

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UNDRR is the lead UN agency for the coordination of disaster risk reduction

We help decision makers across the globe better understand and change their attitude to risk.

From managing disasters to managing risk and safeguarding development 

We envision a world where disasters no longer threaten the well-being of people and the future of the planet. Sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without working towards building resilience.

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Implementing the Sendai Framework
UNDRR has been tasked to support the implementation, follow-up and review of the Sendai Framework and coordinates action within the UN system around disaster risk reduction to make this happen.
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UNDRR thematic work on DRR
The interactions between climate change trends, ecosystem fragility, disease outbreaks, rapid unplanned urbanization, mass displacement and geopolitical instability, fuelled by the interconnectivity of communications, trade, financial systems and politics, mean that shocks, stresses, and crises reverberate globally.
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Engage with UNDRR
Engage with UNDRR by collaborating across sectors to promote resilience and risk-informed decision-making, aligning with global frameworks.

Key publications

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Partners and stakeholders
Building resilience and promoting risk-informed decision-making and investment are collective challenges and responsibilities.
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Work with us
View our current vacancies and calls for proposals.

Where we work

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, we coordinate DRR initiatives in support of 44 Member States in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Arab States
Based in Cairo, Egypt, we support the 22 Arab States and communities to build their resilience to disasters.
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Asia and Pacific
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, we support disaster risk reduction efforts across the Asia-Pacific region.
Europe and Central Asia
Covering 55 countries, we support the development of policies and actions towards a more resilient future.
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Bonn, Germany
We advocate and promote synergies between DRR, climate change and ultimately sustainable development.
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Kobe, Japan
We offer DRR expertise and promote stakeholder engagement, supporting partners around the world to reduce disaster risk and build resilience.
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New York
UNDRR’s New York Liaison Office (NYLO) provides policy advice and support to Member States and intergovernmental processes.
Incheon, Korea
The UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia & Global Education and Training Institute (UNDRR ONEA & GETI).
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Suva, Fiji
The UNDRR Sub-Regional Office supports disaster risk reduction efforts across the Pacific.

UNDRR events and trainings

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Colombia - government, Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, United Nations Development Programme - Colombia, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Government of Canada, Amazonía+
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Project Office on Governance, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
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Webinar: Advancing the Hazard Information Profiles (HIPs): Building a network to champion the HIPs in the DRR community and beyond
DRR terminology
Card definitions on disaster risk reduction to promote a common understanding on the subject for use by the public, authorities and practitioners.

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