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 National Platform +505 2687249 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Nicaragua Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres Sendai Framework +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 National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Paraguay Ministro de la Secretar Sendai Framework 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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Mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia (Photo: Cruz Roja Colombiana)
As the reported death toll from Saturday’s mudslide disaster rose to 273, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, extended his condolences to the people of Colombia and the affected communities of Mocoa on the loss of life caused by the heavy rains and mudslides exacerbated by deforestation...
The General Hospital in Mexico City was among the health facilities that collapsed during the 1985 earthquake (Photo: USGS)
Mexico City’s devastating, 8.1-magnitude earthquake of 1985 was a stark illustration of the disaster risks faced by the health sector, but it also triggered what became a global effort to protect hospitals from hazards.
Floods in Pacora and Illimo districts, Lambayeque, Peru over the last 3 days. (Photo Twitter: @LilianaCapu @ginacarbajal)
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today extended his condolences to the people of Peru on the loss of life caused by the on-going deadly rains, floods and landslides which have led to the declaration of a state of emergency.
Women walk along a road in a suburb of Port au Prince, Haiti after the passage of Hurricane Matthew (Photo Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH)
Bearing in mind that the worst disasters that could happen have not happened yet, Cancun must become a turning point. The world must scale up action to the level required to build resilience in a century that will test us on the disaster front as never before...
President George Bush thanks a Mexican army officer taking part in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in 2005
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck the southern USA, 200 Mexican troops crossed the US border outside Laredo, Texas, and made their way towards San Antonio.
Heads of delegations gather to mark the conclusion of three days of talks that saw the endorsment of a landmark regional disaster risk reduction plan for the Americas (Photo: Public Safety Canada)
The Americas region today took a landmark step on the road to resilience by adopting an action plan to tackle the huge array of natural and human-induced hazards that its dozens of countries and territories face.
Baillie the Border Collie, a highly-skilled search and rescue dog, pictured here with her handler Mr. Kit Huffer, has become a star at the Americas region's top disaster risk reduction conference (Photo: Public Safety Canada/UNISDR)
Baillie the Border Collie stands motionless, eyeballing her handler, then springs into action when he gives the command: “Find it!” The four-year-old is part of the Canada Task Force 2 Disaster Response Team, among the thousand delegates at the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas.
The Fort McMurray wildfire was a key test for the resilience of businesses in Canada (Photo: DarrenRD)
Canadian businesses have joined a UN-backed drive to bolster resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, sending a strong signal during the Americas region’s top disaster risk reduction conference.
Algonquin Nation Elder Ms. Rose Wawatie (front) leads the opening ceremony for the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, flanked by (from left) Métis Elder Mr. Jim Durocher, Inuit Elder Mr. David Serkoak, and Mohawk Nation Elder Mr. Kevin Ka’nahsohon Deer (Photo: Public Safety Canada/UNISDR)
The concerns and capacities of indigenous peoples need to be taken into account at all times when it comes to curbing disaster risk, leading members of communities from across the Americas said today at a high-level conference.
Mr. Ralph Goodale, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas is set to endorse a "robust" plan for curbing the risks posed by natural and human-induced hazards (Photo: Public Safety Canada/UNISDR)
The vast Americas region today started a high-level conference on a wide-ranging plan that will seek to reduce the risks posed by natural and human-induced hazards.

Publications

This document addresses the regional disaster risk situation in South America which is an issue of growing concern for governments of the region and for its people. There have been major efforts at national levels and this document aims to complement this

This country document for the Dominican Republic represents a collaborative effort between DIPECHO partners in country and national authorities to provide a country document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This document aims not only to orient ECHO

This country document for Bolivia represents a collaborative effort between DIPECHO partners in country and national authorities to provide a country document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This document aims not only to orient ECHO/DIPECHO funding as

This regional report presents local and regional activities in Latin America and the Caribbean related to disaster reduction and sustainable mountain development as part of the 2002 UNISDR campaign.

In Spanish:

Este boletín informa sobre DIPECHO programa, que se concentra en reducir la vulnerabilidad de la población ante desastres de origen natural y tiene como objetivo mejorar las capacidades de las comunidades expuestas a estos riesgos para que

This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the first RISK Award ceremony at the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference, Davos 2012; (ii) the devastating floods that hit hard the Philippines);

In Spanish:

Boletín informativo sobre actividades desarrolladas por los socios DIPECHO América del Sur, con financiamiento de la Unión Europea a través de su Departamento de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil de la Comisión Europea.

In English:

This

This workshop report shares the best practices and experiences in the innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihoods, and assets. The

This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström's message in the build up to Rio+20; (ii) San Francisco being

This monthly newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the progresses on the "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign and the release of the Handbook for local government leaders: how to make cities more resilient; (ii

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.