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

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.
Mr. Fabrizio Curcio (left), head of the Italian Civil Protection Department, with Mr. Alberto Baban, president of the small and medium enterprises arm of Confindustria (Photo: Italian Civil Protection Department)
Italy’s Confindustria business umbrella body and the country’s Civil Protection Department have signed a five-year deal to enhance the resilience of companies and reduce the risk of disasters.
Participants at the EUR-OPA Ministerial Conference (Photo: UNISDR)
European countries have added momentum to their drive to curb the impacts of natural and man-made hazards by inscribing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction into a four-year regional plan of action.
Local governments are key players when it comes to reducing the impact of a wide range of hazards, including earthquakes (Photo: Nicolas Bandini / Italian Red Cross)
The European Union's assembly of regional and local representatives , the Committee of the Regions, today cemented its collaboration with the United Nations as the globe marked International Day for Disaster Reduction.
Mr. Robert Glasser (right), the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Mr. Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, sign the Action Plan (Photo: European Union / Jean-Louis Flemal)
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have agreed a five-year plan to support EU cities and regions to take more concerted action to reduce the impact of natural disasters. It specifically wants to increase the number of towns and cities with disaster risk-reduction strategies by 2020.
Meteoalarm uses simple colour coding and jargon-free explanations to help the public understanding real-time weather risks (Photo: Meteoalarm)
Rolled out in the wake of one of the deadliest storms to strike Europe in decades, the continent-wide weather information service Meteoalarm plays a life-saving role by raising public awareness of how to curb risks, and fosters international cooperation into the bargain.
Turkey takes charge of the European Forum: Mr. Erkan Koparmal (left), strategic chief at its disaster management body AFAD, receives the gavel from Mr. Taito Vainio, senior adviser at the Interior Ministry of outgoing president Finland (Photo: UNISDR).
Turkey took the helm of Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum today, ahead of a new drive by the continent’s governments to widen efforts to curb the threats posed by natural and man-made hazards.
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