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
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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.
 

News and events

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The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that it is of utmost importance to strengthen coordination between Member States, between all levels of government and across borders. Solidarity and cooperation are crucial to overcome the current crisis and tackle
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On 5 October the UNECE Housing and Land Management Unit organized a one-day event focusing on SDG 11. This year’s theme “Supporting city actions for a resilient future” corresponded to the theme of the 2020 Forum of Mayors “City action for a resilient
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The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS organised, on 24 September 2020, a joint regional training on the monitoring of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The virtual workshop
In the dedication of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR announces a creativity contest on Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia.
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Central Asian member states shared experience and challenges for COVID-19 response and resilience at the virtual dialogue on 17 September. The platform for discussion was provided by the EU-funded Central Asia Initiative “Strengthening disaster resilience
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The United Nations office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in collaboration with the CIMA Research Foundation and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized the first online introductory workshop for the countries of Central Asia on the
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The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) serves as forum for exchange at the regional level. The triennial EFDRR is the foremost multi-stakeholder mechanism in the region bringing together governments, the UN, Private Sector and
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THE CASE OF COVID19 IMPACT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF AMADORA, PORTUGAL The Municipality of Amadora with 24 square kilometers of area and 180,000 inhabitants was the first municipality in Portugal with COVID-19 registered cases which were imported from Italy
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 5, 2020 – The UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in cooperation with UN Resident Coordinator Office organized a three-day training for the senior staff of the Department for Civil Defense and Rescue Operations
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Pandemics not only have health effects, but also social and economic ones. They affect the economy, social coexistence and the fundamental trust in national institutions. Under certain circumstances, this can also lead to the destabilization of individual
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Publications

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UNDRR's “Building SMEs Resilience” survey was conducted in Italy with an aim to build a baseline understanding of where small and medium businesses are in terms of understanding and managing risks, investing in resilience, and preparing for, responding to

UNDRR INFO June 2020 cover page

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: National Platforms for DRR, UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism, European RoadMap for Disaster Risk

UNDRR INFO MAY 2020 first page

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: Resilience of Small and Medium Enterprises, Socio-economic impacts of pandemics, COVID-19 response in

UNDRR INFO APRIL 2020 first page

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:  Options for Addressing Infrastructure Resilience, Cyber Security, The Earthquake in Zagreb amid the

UNDRR INFO MARCH 2020 first page

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: New stress testing tool helps withstand hybrid and cascading risk scenarios, DRR strategy assessment

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction stresses the need for better governance of risk, in which the State has the primary role in reducing disaster risk. Building resilience to disasters also brings together the responsibilities of many sectors

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This report details case studies following a Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment in Centar (North Macedonia), Alba Iulia (Romania) and Kruševac (Serbia).

Local authorities which play a central role in developing solutions for decreasing disasters

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This paper sets out some key reflections and recommendations on challenges and opportunities associated with bridging cybersecurity and disaster risk reduction aimed at assisting organizations to become more resilient in a rapidly evolving threat and risk

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This paper sets out UNDRR’s recommendations, lessons learned and highlights opportunities to build infrastructure resilience. Insights shared in this paper are expected to be of relevance and interest to partners locally, nationally and internationally.

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UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR.  This month's edition includes stories on the 2019 earthquake in Albania, and the reconstruction and recovery process that followed.