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

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.
Dr. Jan Danhelka (left), Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, and Prof. Pavel Danihelka, Technical University of Ostrava, at their presentation to the UNISDR Support Group (Photo: UNISDR)
In the build-up to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which takes place in Cancun, Mexico, from May 22 to 26, the UNISDR Support Group is hearing presentations on progress in implementing the Sendai Framework including the Czech Republic.
The destruction of the Basilica San Benedetto in the town of Norcia was emblematic of the cultural heritage impacts of the earthquakes in central Italy in 2016 (Photo: Italian Civil Protection Department)
Europe has launched a new drive to protect its heritage sites from the risk of disasters, an issue given added urgency by a string of earthquakes that wrecked age-old buildings in central Italy.
Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, meets with Ambassador Veronika Bard of Sweden (Photo: UNISDR)
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today welcomes a substantial increase in funding from Sweden for its efforts to curb the impact of natural and human-induced hazards.
Representatives of the six Russian municipalities that have joined the Making Cities Resilient campaign display the certificates that they received at the event in Moscow (Photo: EMERCOM)
Russia’s oldest city and another that will host matches in the 2018 football World Cup are among the first six communities in the Russian Federation to join UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign.
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Publications

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

The assessment presented here was undertaken within the scope of the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP). SEEDRMAP is a collaborative initiative developed by the World Bank and the secretariat of the United

South Eastern Europe disaster risk mitigation and adaptation programme outlines a disaster risk reduction and adaptation framework for South Eastern Europe, after an analysis of the region's vulnerability to climate change, and recommendations on disaster

This document contains a study and policy recommendations on financing for disaster losses, reconstruction and recovery, and disaster risk transfer (disaster insurance). The report was developed within the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and

This report analyses disaster risks for South Eastern Europe at both the country and sub-regional levels, emphasizing transboundary disaster risks and their effects. Risk assessments for all the member countries have been prepared, and country-level and