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

Italy's Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, has invited European leaders to Rome for discussions on disaster risk.
Italy will host the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Rome, in November.
The USCORE 2 City Peer Review Project Team
Under the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, UNISDR finalizes a peer to peer city review tool - USCORE - to support resilient cities and boost the number of local disaster risk reduction strategies around the world.
Ministers and delegates at the closing ceremony for the 2018 Sub-Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction for Central Asian and South Caucasus
Delegates at the 2018 Sub-Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction for Central Asian and South Caucasus have adopted the Yerevan Declaration calling for increased regional cooperation. The conference presented progress towards the Sendai Framework and highlighted the need for inclusion of vulnerable communities in disaster resilience planning.
UNISDR chief, Mami Mizutori, speaking at the opening of the sub-Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Yerevan, Armenia, yesterday.
The countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus are meeting for two days this week in Armenia, to discuss progress on implementing the Sendai Framework.
UNISDR Director, Kirsi Madi, speaking at the EU high-level event "Climate, Peace and Security: The Time for Action"
EU Foreign Policy chief, Federica Mogherini says more people are displaced by climate impacts than by war.
At a signing ceremony in Toruń, the Marshall of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, Mr. Piotr Calbecki, and Ms. Rosalind Cook, of UNISDR's Regional Office for Euroope
UNISDR's Making Cities Resilient Campaign has received a boost in Poland where one of the country's provinces has joined the Campaign.
The Armenian capital Yerevan will host a sub-Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, June 26-29
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced that Armenia will host countries from Central Asia and the South Caucasus in June to discuss scaling up efforts to reduce disaster losses.
Forest fires are a major concern for European scientists working on disaster risk.
A new European Science and Technology Advisory Group (E-STAG) convened this week in Sofia, Bulgaria, to focus on improving disaster risk knowledge in 55 countries across Europe and Central Asia.
National Sendai Framework Focal Points and key partners from Central Asia and South Caucasus region launch the Sendai Framework Monitor
Government representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have undergone training in the Sendai Framework Monitor, the newly launched online tool to allow improved collection of disaser loss data.
Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliament, speaking on resilience to disasters and sustainable finance
A discussion hosted by the European Parliament concluded that avoiding the creation of future risk is essential to the sustainability of EU financial developments and the integration of Capital Markets.
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Publications

This UNISDR Europe Office annual report focuses on achievements in 2013.

The delivery of results is described in the order of the four Strategic Objectives of the UNISDR Strategic Framework 2012-2015: Lead and Coordinate, Credible Evidence, Advocacy

The outcome of this working paper provides a contribution to the post-2015 framework for DRR consultations as it gives a useful insight on how local level resilience is addressed in the Europe region. The issue of conducting a survey on the state of local

This report examines key findings of a survey carried out among European countries on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in order to get an overview to which extent, and how, member countries of the European Forum for

This report highlights certain accomplishments UNISDR Europe has achieved in 2012 and previews the work to be addressed as UNISDR connects and convinces to build resilience to disaster. UNISDR's advocacy work is strengthened by the success in generating

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 presents the first peer review undertaken to assess progress in the implementation at national level of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters (HFA), under which Member States

This document reports on a conference intended attended by European Mayors, representatives of local and national governments working on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Europe, as well as regional organizations, such as Council of Europe, European

This Resolution urges the Council of Europe, mayors and local authorities to address urban resilience by embracing the “Ten Essentials” of the Making Cities Resilient campaign. The Resolution was adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

This declaration raises awareness of resilience vis-à-vis cultural heritage. It was adopted during the international conference “Building cities' resilience to disasters: protecting cultural heritage and adapting to climate change” organized by UNISDR

This document provides a day by day report of the 3rd EFDRR meeting, which intended to serve as the forum for exchanging information and knowledge, coordinating efforts throughout the Europe region and for providing advocacy for effective action to reduce