United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - UNDRR
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.
It pays to invest in DRR
1.5 a day
The number of disaster events is projected to reach 560 a year – or 1.5 disasters a day – by 2030
$1 into $4
In low- and middle-income countries, investing in more resilient infrastructure yields US $4 in benefit for each $1 invested
Mangrove forests provide more than US $80 billion per year in avoided losses from coastal flooding
Just 24 hours warning of a coming storm or heat wave can cut the ensuing damage by 30 percent