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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Over 30 European and Central Asia member states joined a successful virtual dialogue Wednesday 6 May on “Sharing Experiences and Strategies for COVID-19 Response, Transition, and Resilience," The dialogue, co-organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk
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Situation development In Croatia, this story began on 22 February 2020, with the first death attributed to COVID-19 in Italy. The same day, the Civil Protection Coordination Centre was established by the Croatian Government. It assembled, among others
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Cities from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia have initiated efforts to adopt holistic strategies for disaster risk reduction at local level, following resilience assessments carried out with UNDRR support. City
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On the 26th of November 2019, Albania was struck by a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake caused extensive damage in 11 municipalities, including the two most populous, urbanized and developed, Tirana and Durres. The Balkan Peninsula and
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Following the November 2019 earthquake in Albania, which killed 51 people, injured more than 900, and left 17,000 people displaced, the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe reached out to the former Sendai Framework Focal point for Albania, Mr. Maksimiljan
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The city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and UNDRR have embarked on a partnership to assess the resilience of the capital city and to develop a comprehensive plan of action to reduce risk. Mr. B. Rakhmanqulov, Deputy Mayor of Tashkent, the largest city in
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Two recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction have been put into practice with the adoption of a new law in France: the necessity of including science in the policy-making process, and the importance of the local level insights
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Belarus and Moldova are the first countries to undergo an independent multi-stakeholder assessment coordinated by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to ensure that national disaster risk reduction strategies are inclusive, robust, and in
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An annual technical forum on progress in implementing the Sendai Framework met this month in Bonn attended by representatives from 35 countries
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European countries move closer to aligning their civil protection agendas with implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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Publications

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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.

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Climate change is a major driver of disaster losses and failed development. It amplifies risk and increases the intensity and frequency of natural hazards. It is changing the way we live, impacting the way societies function, in Europe and beyond. In the

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the 3rd UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015, has provided disaster risk management

To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period

The main objective of this report is to identify key trends in terms of progress made and challenges faced at both national and regional levels through the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of

This report is the result of a compendium undertaken as part of the ‘Building Resilience to Disasters in Western Balkans and Turkey’ project, initiated by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization