Overview

 

Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean

Our regional office provides support to actors throughout the region, including North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, fostering a culture of disaster prevention and building disaster resilient nations and communities.


VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP21)

https://rp-americas.undrr.org/regionalplatform

 

Regional Assessment Report (RAR 2021)

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DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean

DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean
DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean

 


 


Business resilience - English subtitles


 

Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction

Red de América Latina y el Caribe de mujeres para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres

Contact us

UNDRR Americas and the Caribbean
Calle Luis Bonilla, 112
City of Knowledge
Clayton
Ancon
0843-03441
Panama City, Panama

Phone: +507 317 1120

Countries

COUNTRY OFFICIAL FOCAL POINT TYPE CONTACT WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Antigua and Barbuda National Office of Disaster Services Sendai Framework +268 4624206 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Argentina Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Sendai Framework + 54 (11) 4342-6357 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Argentina Secretaria de Articulaci Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Argentina Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Sendai Framework + 54 (11) 4342-6357 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Argentina Ministerio de Seguridad Nacional .Secretaria de Protección Civil Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (Bahamas) Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Barbados Department of Emergency Management Sendai Framework +246 4387575 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belize National Emergency Management Organization Sendai Framework +501 8222054 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bolivia Viceministerio de Defensa Civil Sendai Framework +591 22430770 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bolivia Viceministerio de Defensa Civil Sendai Framework +591 22430770 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Brazil COORDENADORIA MUNICIPAL DE DEFESA CIVIL DE BELO HORIZONTE Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Brazil Secretaria Nacional de Defesa Civil, Ministério da Integração Nacional Sendai Framework +55 6134145869 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Brazil Secretaria Nacional de Prote Sendai Framework (61) 2034-5736 (61) 2034-5513 COUNTRY PROFILE
Brazil Ministerio de Integración Nacional Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
British Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management Sendai Framework +284 4684200 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Canada Public Safety Canada Sendai Framework 1-800-830-3118 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Canada Public Safety Canada National Platform 1-800-830-3118 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Chile Oficina Nacional de Emergencia Sendai Framework +56 2 22524200 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Chile Oficina Nacional de Emergencia National Platform +56 2 22524200 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Colombia Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres Sendai Framework +571 5529696 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Costa Rica Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias Sendai Framework +506 2102828 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Costa Rica Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias Sendai Framework +506 2102828 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Cuba Estado Mayor Nacional de la Defensa Civil de Cuba Sendai Framework +537 864 0024 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Dominica Office of Disaster Management Sendai Framework +1 7674487777 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Dominican Republic Presidencia de la Rep Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Dominican Republic Defensa civil Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Ecuador Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos Sendai Framework +593 4 2593500 ext. 1701 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Ecuador Servicio Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos y Emergencias Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
El Salvador Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres Sendai Framework +503 22810888 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
El Salvador Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres Sendai Framework +503 22810888 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Grenada National Disaster Management Agency Sendai Framework +1 473 440 0838 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Guatemala Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres Sendai Framework +502 23240800 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Guatemala Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres Sendai Framework +502 23240800 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Guyana Civil Defense Commission Sendai Framework +592 2268815 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Haiti Direction de la Protection Civile (Haiti) Sendai Framework +509 2453222 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Honduras Comisión Permanente de Contingencias Sendai Framework +504 22290606 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Jamaica Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Sendai Framework +1 876906-9674-5 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Mexico Coordinacion Nacional de Proteccion Civil Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Nicaragua Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres Sendai Framework +505 2687249 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Nicaragua Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres National Platform +505 2687249 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Panama Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (Panama) Sendai Framework +507 3160053 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Panama Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (Panama) Sendai Framework +507 3160053 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Paraguay Ministro de la Secretar Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Paraguay Ministro de la Secretar National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Peru Secretaría de Gestión Pública de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Peru Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros Sendai Framework +51 1 219 7000 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Agency (Saint Kitts and Nevis) Sendai Framework +1-869-466 5100 COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Agency (Saint Kitts and Nevis) Sendai Framework +1-869-466 5100 COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation Sendai Framework +1 758 4523 802 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation Sendai Framework +1 758 4523 802 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Office (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) Sendai Framework +1 784 456 2975 COUNTRY PROFILE
Suriname National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief Sendai Framework (597) 52 0840 / 42 6416 COUNTRY PROFILE
Trinidad and Tobago Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Trinidad and Tobago Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, the Sendai Framework +1 8686401285 ext 14221 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
United States of America Department of the Interior Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Uruguay Sistema Nacional de Emergencias Sendai Framework +598 2 150 3926 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Uruguay Sistema Nacional de Emergencias Sendai Framework +598 2 150 3926 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of Viceministerio de Gesti Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE

News and events

September 2021

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean

October 2021

Disaster preparedness
When COVID began to infiltrate the Caribbean, the World Food Programme (WFP) quickly contacted governments to find how to best help funnel cash to people left struggling to feed their families as jobs began to melt away.  For Dominica, helping rapidly
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
School in the Caribbean
The disruptive school closures sparked by the crisis have underscored the need for a stronger focus on educational continuity and school safety as the region faces ever-more complex risks.
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Are we prepared for new pandemics? And for evermore extreme events increased by climate change in one of the world’s areas that has suffered the greatest economic losses due to earthquakes and hurricanes?
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Jamaica - government Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Displacement
After Hurricanes Iota and Eta ripped through Central America in 2020, many were forced to flee with little more than the wet clothes on their backs, leaving their houses destroyed and even bodies of family members buried in thick mud. Instead of returning
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SVG private sector
After ash from La Soufriere volcanic eruption blanketed St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), businesses from across the Caribbean have rushed to lend support to the stricken country where homes have been destroyed, people displaced and water contaminated
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The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Jamaica - government
In preparation for the upcoming Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) and its Preparatory Committees, the Government of Malawi recently hosted the Africa and Haiti Regional Review Meeting. The objective of the meeting was to
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unite behind science
We need to apply scientific knowledge to Disaster Risk Management and promote the creation of risk science in view of the permanent and growing increases in hazards, vulnerabilities and greater exposure.
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More than 300 people from Latin America and the Caribbean came together virtually to address the progress in disaster preparation in the region. The meeting took place within the framework of the workshop entitled “Enhanced Disaster preparedness for
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection DG Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central Comité Andino para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters World Food Programme
CSSI FORUM
According to the latest evidence, investments in safe schools provide economic returns for society and also contribute to economic recovery.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York) Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector

Publications

Cover of publication
The purpose of this study was to review selected National Adaptation Plans to better understand how disaster risk management is approached in climate change documents, and if systemic risk issues where impacts cascade across sectors are considered.

Key Messages

  • Drought early warning and information systems must be flexible and receptive toward the integration of new indicators and impacts as they become available and validated
  • Systematic collection of impacts must be treated in the same light as

Key Messages

  • The 2017 drought on the Canadian Prairies was notable because of its rapid onset and severe intensification. Conditions quickly deteriorated due to an early snow melt and below-normal precipitation in the spring. The region then faced its

Key messages

Drought has been a major concern in Northeast of Brazil for centuries with major socio-economic and environmental impacts, especially in its semiarid lands. Nowadays, droughts are lasting longer and getting more severe, affecting various

Key points

  • A major drought occurred in late 2017, early 2018 in the Pampas of central-eastern Argentina, a major world breadbasket. The drought was linked to a mild La Niña event and intraseasonal modes of atmospheric variability. Several locations in
RAR cover

This first edition of the Regional Assessment Report on Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAR 2021) presents the results of thirty years of efforts to reduce the risk of disasters in the region. The analysis contained in these pages

UNDRR ECLAC Report

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the urgent need for new conceptual and analytical approaches to improve understanding and management of risk dynamics and complex, interconnected risk drivers with cascading effects. Progress will only be accelerated

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A brief report of the impact of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas & the Caribbean. 

Its All About Governance

Most of the planet changed its view this year about the meaning of disaster. Not only because of the health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but because as the emergency unfolded, other risks had to be addressed and managed as well. COVID-19 has

COVID-19, Systemic Risk and Education Sector Resilience in the Caribbean Region

The COVID-19 pandemic has served to reveal the systemic nature of risk and highlights the exposure of these systems to all hazards. Its unprecedented cascading effects have impacted all sectors and levels of our economies and societies. The Global

Americas activities - 1
Caribbean Safe Schools Initiative
Americas activities - 3
ARISE in the Americas
Americas activities - 2
One million Safe Schools and Hospitals
Making cities resilient
Making Cities Resilient
Americas activities - 5
Latam Network