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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SRSG Mami Mizutori, remarks Local Leadership for Climate: Solutions to the Climate Emergency 21 September 2019, New York The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted in 2015, recognizes the crucial role of local governments and cities in
Hurricane Dorian as a category five storm viewed from space - NASA image
Hurricane Dorian crystallizes the existential threat posed to small island developing states by the ongoing climate emergency, says UNDRR chief, Mami Mizutori
forum
Jamaica will host the region’s highest forum for reviewing progress on reducing disaster losses in Latin America and the Caribbean in July 2020 as the year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season gets underway.
(From left) head of UNDRR, Mami Mitzutori with Sasakawa Award winners  Dr. PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, Sidnei Furtado, Director, Dept of Civil Defence, Campinas, Brazil, and Bijal Brahmbhatt, Director, the Mahila Housing SEWA Trust, India
The Department of Civil Defence of Campinas, Brazil, the Mahila Housing Sewa Trust, India, and Mr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, are the three laureates of the 2019 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction.
UNISDR chief, Mami Mizutori, speaking at the Human Rights Council
Nothings lays bare inequality and discrimination like a disaster, UNISDR chief Mami Mizutori told a special session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Mining
Reflecting on Brazil's recent technical disaster, Mami Mizutori, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for DRR, writes in this op-ed that the fatalities and extreme environmental damage associated with tailings dam failures are avoidable. Inadequate risk governance is a key risk driver, and the mining industry must establish a zero casualty policy.
Lucas Hallel ASCOM/FUNAI Pataxó Indigenous people live in the village of Naõ Xohã, on the banks of the Paraopeba river damaged by the collapse of a mining dam in Brumadinho, Brazil.
The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, calls on the mining industry to put into action a zero casualty policy following the Brumadinho dam collapse that left hundreds dead or missing.
Group photo of participants at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference
Japan hosted the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference which attracted 156 participants from 17 countries to help raise awareness of tsunami risk.
The Stop Disasters Game encourages thinking about preparedness and emergency planning
School students attending a World Tsunami Awareness Day Event in New York have called for more educational programmes on disaster risk reduction from an early age to be better informed to prevent and deal with disasters, At the event, organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Government of Japan, an upgraded version of the educational game Stop Disasters was also launched.
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.

Publications

This paper describes a campaign developed by World Animal Protection designed to increase the level of preparedness of pet owners in Costa Rica. The campaign was implemented in 2012-2014 following a quantitative research study that determined the gaps in

Chile complies with seven of the nine criteria of climate change vulnerability according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Consequently, Chile has a National Policy for Disaster Risk Management and a National Strategic Plan

The cities of São Luiz do Paraitinga, in 2010; Cubatão, in 2013; Itaóca, in 2014; and Jarinu in 2016, all located in the State of São Paulo, suffered disasters caused by heavy rains and storms resulting in human and economic losses, as well as leaving

Bogotá, capital of Colombia, with 8.2 million inhabitants by 2018, has a system to report different types of emergencies (Information System for Risk Management and Climate Change  SIRE), collecting information since 2002. This work presents the

A new UNISDR study of the private sectors in Dominica and the British Virgin Islands finds that even though most businesses had disaster continuity plans, Maria and Irma revealed that they were unprepared for a level 5 hurricane. Businesses must recognize

The Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Action is a joint initiative of UNISDR, UN-Habitat and the European Commission aiming to improve the understanding of, and capacity to, address disaster risks and build resilience at the local level, including

The Country Document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) presents a 2016 analysis of the current status of DRR in Haiti and is written and published in French. It identifies opportunities and priorities and proposes strategies for the comprehensive national

The Country Document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) presents a 2016 analysis of the status of DRR in Antigua and Barbuda. It identifies priorities and proposes strategies for the comprehensive national management of risk with the protection of human

The objective of this technical note is to document the Peruvian experience with incorporating disaster risk management in public investment decision-making. This process is considered in the light of the overall advances achieved in the promotion of

The updated Suriname Country Document on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) analyses the status of disaster risk reduction at the district and community levels, namely the two districts of Para and Commewijne, and pilots the Criteria to Identify Key Actions

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

Flickr photos from the Sendai Framework Monitor and DLD Workshop - Delhi album.