Overview

Today, more than ever, achieving sustainable development and successfully reducing disaster risk through the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction depends on policy coherence across sectors while ensuring the alignment of disaster risk reduction with climate action. By monitoring targets and related indicators of the Sendai Framework, the UNDRR Bonn Office advocates and promotes synergies between DRR, climate change and ultimately sustainable development.

Sendai Framework Monitoring
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Strong accountability is one of the corner stones of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The UNDRR Office in Bonn supports the monitoring process of the implementation of the Sendai Framework though seven targets and 38 indicators as well as its related dimensions reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 11 and 13.

The UNDRR Bonn office provides guidance to the Regional Offices for enhanced support to governments as they report on progress in reducing loss of life, numbers of people affected by disasters, economic losses and damage to critical infrastructure.  It provides this support engagement with a number of technical organizations within and outside of the UN and through technical guidance documentation, training packages and other data related initiatives.

Climate Change and Coherence

UNDRR Bonn enables countries to identify progress in the implementation of DRR related targets and indicators of the SDGs, while fostering coherence between DRR and climate change adaptation efforts. The Bonn Office will build on ongoing efforts at national and local levels to further promote coherence in the implementation of global frameworks. By creating synergies in implementing Sendai Framework Target e and the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), countries have an opportunity to ensure coherence between disaster risk reduction, climate action and sustainable development policies and practices.

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News and events

Maloe in Sweden.
Swedish coastal city recognised for its work to reduce the risk posed by rising sea levels, extreme weather and climate change.
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UNDRR with the IFRC, and the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan, organized monitoring missions to the Mary and Balkan regions to assess progress of their community-based disaster risk reduction activities
TKM Capacity Assessment
UNDRR and the Main Department for Civil Defence and Rescue Operations of the Ministry of Defence, with the financial support of the European Union, organized a workshop on the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Capacity Assessment and Development process.
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Nur-Sultan in collaboration with the UNDRR, and with the financial support of the European Union, convened a two-day workshop to conduct a Detailed Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment to support the development of the city’s resilience strategy.
Travnik MCR2030
After ramping up climate change adaptation measures, increasing capacity building and engaging local communities, the Canton joined the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative in March 2021.
On 23 February 2022, UNDRR, with the financial support of the European Union, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence of Turkmenistan, convened an expert-level meeting with members of the National Platform for DRR at the UN House.
Turkmenistan IWG for DRR
With the support of the European Union, the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) convened a high-level meeting with the members of the newly established Interagency Working Group for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Central Asia Initiative of the EU during the COVID-19 crisis
While COVID-19 keeps challenging all five countries of Central Asia at an unprecedented scale, through existing programs, the European Union supports both resilient and sustainable political and economic frameworks that can prepare governments for future emergencies.
PHA workshop in Nur-Sultan
On 30 November 2021, the city of Nur-Sultan in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kazakhstan, conducted an assessment of the resilience of the public health sector of the city to disasters. This assessment is one in the series of assessments of overall resilience to disasters, aiming at developing recommendations for the local strategy on disaster risk reduction.
Panorama Tel Aviv day _ Dana Friedlander
Israel is joining the MCR2030 initiative following increased collaboration with UNDRR on preparedness, reducing risk, and building resilience. As a supporting entity, Israel has demonstrated a commitment to strengthen efforts on local resilience to help cities in the country be better prepared and join a vast network of cities worldwide, where the Israeli experience and knowledge can be shared.

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Publications

UNDRR ROECA Info March 2022
This issue provides updates from UNDRR ROECA for March 2022.
January bulletin 2022
UNDRR INFO is the monthly newsletter from the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with updates on news and activities in the region. This month's edition is dedicated to the Global Platform 2022 and the UNDRR SRSG's message on the launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview. It also includes the latest news and updates: on the announcement of Israel’s partnership with the MCR2030 initiative, an assessment workshop focusing on health systems in the city of Nur-Sultan, and MCR2030 Platform’s activities on supporting local and community resilience.
UNDRR INFO December 2021_front page
UNDRR INFO is the monthly newsletter from the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with updates on news and activities in the region. This month's edition is highlighting the main outcomes of the 2021 EFDRR, as well as well as the announcement on the first four European cities recognised by the MCR2030 Initiative as “Resilience Hubs”. It also includes the latest news and updates: on the subnational INFORM risk index for Caucasus and Central Asia and MCR2030 Platform’s activities on supporting resilience in cities.
A green and resilient recovery for Europe
The analysis examines the steps taken to deliver a green and resilient recovery and indicates that current action is not commensurate with the sheer scale of the challenge – the rapid accumulation of disaster risk that is systemic, interconnected and cascading.
UNDRR INFO IDDRR 13 October

UNDRR INFO is the monthly newsletter from the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with updates on news and activities in the region. This month's edition is dedicated to the 2021 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and the launch

July Bulletin

UNDRR INFO, is the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on the Central Asia Initiative, the release of the Assessment Study of the Role of NDMAs in

UNDRR INFO- June 2021

UNDRR INFO, is the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on the Central Asia Initiative, the release of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021, a

News Letter May 2021

UNDRR INFO, is the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on the Central Asia Initiative, the opening of registration for EFDRR, a blog post on urban

NDMA Report Cover page

As an emerging systemic risk and “a crisis like no other”, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the countries and territories around the globe in an unprecedented way. The “pandemic crisis of our lifetime” is causing record loss of lives and severe human

Bulletin cover

UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on: the launch of the Making Cities Resilient initiative in Europe and Central Asia, Members of the European