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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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

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Africa
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.
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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.
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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, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Project Office on Governance
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, International Science Council (ISC), Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Simon Institute for Longterm Governance
Online
23 October 2023 - 27 October 2023
Panama City
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
In person
21 November 2023 - 23 November 2023
Alexandria
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
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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