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.


 

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


 

Bridging the gender divide in early warnings access across the Caribbean

Bridging the gender divide in early warnings access across the Caribbean.
Bridging the gender divide in early warnings access across the Caribbean. 
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 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
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 National Platform +56 2 22524200 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Chile Oficina Nacional de Emergencia Sendai Framework +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
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
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
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, 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
Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of Viceministerio de Gesti Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE

News and events

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María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the UN General Assembly, opening the tsunami panel discussion at UN HQ in New York.
At a meeting in UN HQ to mark the 3rd edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day, there were repeated calls for greater attention to the needs of those most vulnerable in disaster situations.
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.
Speakers at the MIKTA event to commemorate International Day for Disaster Reduction
At an event organized by MIKTA partners - Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia - experts in DRR highliht meaningful community engagement as central to achievement of the Sendai Framework and SDG agenda.
This year's run of disaster events worldwide confirms the long term trend of the last forty years which has seen a doubling in the number of recorded extreme weather events which now regularly account for 90% of disasters caused by natural hazards notably floods, storms, drought, landslides and wildfires.
Hurricane Maria near peak intensity, moving north towards Puerto Rico, on September 19, 2017 (c) The Naval Research Laboratory
In the context of revising the fatalities for Hurricane Maria, the Governor of Puerto Rico has acknowledged that the island was not as prepared as it could have been for the storm.
Homes in exposed locations are often not resilient enough to withstand extreme weather events
Built to last? is a new documentary inspired by businessman and DRR advocate Aris Papadopoulos based on his book Resilience - The Ultimate Sustainability
The challenges facing small island developing states will be high on the agenda at the next Americas Regional Platform on DRR
The 7th Americas regional platform for disaster risk reduction will be hosted by Jamaica in 2020, the first time a Caribbean country hosts the prestigious event.
The Americas and Caribbean meeting on DRR closed with a high-level ministerial segment
The Americas and the Caribbean renewed commitment to implement the Sendai Framework at close of regional platform in Colombia.
Americas conference closes with call to make disaster risk reduction a public policy priority.
Hurricane Mitch at peak intensity on October 26, 1998 at 19:15 UTC. At the time, it was a Category 5 hurricane. (Credit: NOAA/NASA Satellite image)
The Americas Regional Platform had a wide-ranging discussion on the development of disaster risk reduction in Central America since Hurricane Mitch twenty years ago.

Publications

The FIU 12-fan Wall of Wind (WOW) Research and Testing Facility was inaugurated on August 24, 2012, the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s devastating landfall in South Florida. The WOW facility is capable of controlled testing in flows that replicate

Authorized by the State of Florida Legislature in 2000, the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) provides the state with a fair, open, and transparent tool for reviewing insurance company rate requests. The intent was to ensure fair pricing for

The Regional Road Map identifies concrete actions that will advance the current status of seismic risk management in the Caribbean, including replication and scaling up of previous interventions. This tool will assist stakeholders to identify, implement

This report aims to answer the questions: i) how can decentralisation strengthen disaster risk reduction (DRR), and ii) what obstacles are encountered and how can these be overcome. The evidence in this report is drawn from a global literature review and

This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery. This guide is

This paper examines how to maximise the benefits arising from, and overcome the barriers to, the implementation of a multihazard and multi-risk assessment approach within current risk management regimes. Working at two test sites, one in Naples and one in

This working paper analyses the emerging area of ‘Interconnected and inter-dependent risk’. The main question of analysis is: what is the relationship or interconnection between environmental hazards or risks and the influence of the megaprojects? Are

This input paper is a case study review developed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) for the establishment of the Emergency Fund for Animals in Disasters in Costa Rica. The fund would provide for adequate resources to be available

This paper argues that a human rights-based approach (HRBA), i.e. participation in political life, consultation of affected groups in decision-making processes, access to justice, due process, transparency and accountability, provides excellent tools

This working paper analyses the objectives and rationale of tracking public investments on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The document also looks into the methodologies adopted for tracking public investments for various cross-cutting issues and reviews

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