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

(from left) Idar Kreutzer, CEO of Finance Norway,  Robert Glasser, head of UNISDR, and Cecilie Daae, Director, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB)
The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) held a conference this month on "Future Challenges - Are We Prepared?" which saw the launch of a new collaboration between DSB and the insurance industry.
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Italy will further strengthen its reputation as a leader on protection of cultural heritage from disasters when it opens a new Heritage Resilience Centre on October 13, International Day for Disaster Reduction.
The Turkish megalopolis of Istanbul sits on top of an active fault line, making earthquake risk reduction a critical issue (Photo: Christopher L./Flickr)
The lamp in the classroom begins to sway. The desks start to shake. If you’ve never faced an earthquake, Turkey’s AFAD national disaster management authority can give you a taste.
Risk reduction strategies and investment are essential to curb the impacts of expensive disasters, such as the 2013 floods in Germany (Photo: Volker Kannacher)
Local governments, strategic thinking and the economic bottom line are driving forces of efforts to curb the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards.
Turkey, host of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, has launched a programme to raise hazard awareness among the three million Syrians who have fled there (Photo: European Parliament)
Refugees and migrants must be included in efforts to reduce the risk of disasters, experts said this week at a European conference.
Mr. Halis Bilden, President of Turkey’s AFAD disaster management authority, brings down the gavel on the Istanbul conference (Photo: AFAD)
A European conference today set out the continent’s stance for the looming 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, underscoring the need to rein in the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards.
It is a pleasure to be here at this meeting of the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction which has extended its reach beyond representatives of government to include many other representatives from civil society including parliamentarians, the private sector and NGOs.
Senior officials take to the stage at the high-level session of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, which has drawn 500 participants to Istanbul from across the continent (Photo: AFAD)
People and their communities must be at the heart of efforts to reduce the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards, senior officials told Europe’s annual disaster risk summit today.
Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (left) presents the Damir Cemerin Award to Erkan Samiloglu of Turkey's Ministry of Youth and Sports, watched by Mahmut Baş of fellow laureate the Directorate of Earthquake and Ground Research, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (centre right), and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak (Photo: AFAD)
Turkey’s efforts to curb the threat of earthquakes and harness the power of youth to tackle hazards have been honoured with a pan-European award for innovative approaches to reducing disaster risk.
The Turkish metropolis of Istanbul is the host for the latest meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, which groups countries from across the continent and has catalysed efforts to curb the threats posed by hazards (Photo: Pedro Szekely)
Hundreds of delegates are heading to Istanbul for Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum, two months before a global conference takes aim at natural and human-induced hazards.
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Publications

This publication focuses on the importance of education in disaster prevention and makes recommendations on how to support and build on local and national initiatives to reduce the risk of disasters through education. It provides a brief overview of major

This study aims to analyse climate related disasters risk reduction governance in the European context. There is a particular focus on the flow of information from researchers to policy makers and the way in which the decision-making process in climate

International workshop climate change impacts and adaptation: reducing water-related risks in Europe 6–7 July 2010, scientific and policy report

This workshop held in Belgium, Brussels was organised with the aim to boost synergies among research

Report for the period 2009-2011:

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) in

The document serves the purpose of providing up to date information relating to National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction within the UNISDR Europe Region. To date 27 NPs have been officially nominated in UNISDR Europe Region. (Last updated 11

This publication summarises the findings of an independent assessment of the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP). It highlights the achievements and the challenges faced by SEEDRMAP and provides

Risk assessment for Central Asia and Caucasus: desk study review:

This desk review presents an initiative which aims at reducing Central Asia and the Caucasus (CAC)'s vulnerability to the risk of disasters, in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action

Report for the period 2007-2009:

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) in Europe

South Eastern Europe disaster risk mitigation and adaptation programme:

This document reviews the coordination of disaster mitigation, preparedness and response among the Civil Protection actors of South Eastern Europe (SEE), identifying needs both with

European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), 55th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Correspondents, Istanbul, 30-31 October 2008:

This document was written in order to provide guidelines on the definition and concept of twinning