Overview

Covering 55 countries, UNDRR Europe and Central Asia supports the development of policies and actions towards a more resilient future. We assist countries to monitor and track achievements towards implementing the Sendai Framework, support the development of national and local DRR strategies, build greater engagement with the private sector, and provide policy advice, particularly around sustainable finance and climate security.

Contact us

UNDRR Europe & Central Asia
37 - 40 Boulevard du Régent 
Brussels 1000, Belgium

Phone: +32 22 902 588
Fax: +32 22 904 950
@UNDRR_ECA
undrr-roeca@un.org 

Countries

COUNTRY OFFICIAL FOCAL POINT TYPE CONTACT WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Albania General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Albania Sendai Framework +35542273191 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Andorra Andorran Civil Protection Department - Government of Andorra Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations (Armenia) Sendai Framework +34710 31 77 61 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Austria Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics Sendai Framework +43 1 36 0 26 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Azerbaijan The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situation of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sendai Framework (99412) 512 00 61 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Sendai Framework + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Sendai Framework + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Sendai Framework + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus National Platform + 375 17 328 51 81 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belgium Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Cooperation Sendai Framework +32 (0)2 501 81 11 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belgium Belgium - government Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Belgium Belgium - government National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security Sendai Framework +387 33213623 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security National Platform +387 33213623 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bulgaria Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection, Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework +359 2 98 21 252 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Bulgaria Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria) National Platform +359 29825000 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Croatia Croatia - government Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Croatia National Protection and Rescue Directorate Sendai Framework +385 13650085 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Croatia National Protection and Rescue Directorate National Platform +385 13650085 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Cyprus Civil Defence (Cyprus) Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic) National Platform +420 267121111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic Sendai Framework +420 267 121 111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic) Sendai Framework +420 267121111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Denmark Danish Emergency Management Agency Sendai Framework +45 459 06000 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Estonia Ministry of Interior National Platform (+372) 612 5008 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Estonia Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework (+372) 612 5008 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Finland Ministry of the Interior (Finland) National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Finland Ministry of the Interior (Finland) Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
France Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition Sendai Framework +33 1 40 81 21 22 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
France Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition National Platform +33 1 40 81 21 22 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
France Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition Sendai Framework +33 1 40 81 21 22 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Georgia Emergency Management Service of Georgia Sendai Framework +995 32 2 28 78 40 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Germany Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance Sendai Framework +49 22855540 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Germany Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance National Platform +49 22855540 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Germany Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance Sendai Framework +49 22855540 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Greece General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece Sendai Framework +302131510161 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Greece General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece Sendai Framework +302131510161 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Greece General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece National Platform +302131510161 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Hungary National Directorate General for Disaster Management National Platform During working hours: +36 1 469-4152; VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Hungary National Directorate General for Disaster Management Sendai Framework During working hours: +36 1 469-4152; VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Israel National Emergency Management Authority Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Israel Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sendai Framework 972-2-5303111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Italian Civil Protection Department Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Italian Civil Protection Department National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Kazakhstan Committee for emergency situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Sendai Framework +996 312 547986 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Liechtenstein Office for Foreign Affairs Sendai Framework 423 / 236 60 57 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Lithuania Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania Sendai Framework +370 5 271 7130 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Home Affairs Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Home Affairs National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework 352 2478 4600 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Moldova State Hydrometeorological Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Moldova Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Monaco Ministry of Interior (Monaco) Sendai Framework (+377) 98 98 82 52 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Monaco Ministry of Interior (Monaco) National Platform (+377) 98 98 82 52 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Montenegro Ministry of Interior - Directorate for Emergency Situations National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Montenegro Ministry of Interior - Directorate for Emergency Situations Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Montenegro Ministry of Interior and Public Administration Sendai Framework +382 20241590 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Justice and Security Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice National Platform + 31 70 751 5509 (secr.) VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice Sendai Framework + 31 70 751 5509 (secr.) VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Republic of North Macedonia - government Sendai Framework +389 23137784 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Government of the Republic of Macedonia Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Government of the Republic of Macedonia National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Norway Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security National Platform +47 33412500 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Norway Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security Sendai Framework +47 33412500 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Poland Government Centre for Security National Platform ( 48 22) 236 59 00 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Poland Government Centre for Security Sendai Framework ( 48 22) 236 59 00 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection National Platform +351 214247100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection Sendai Framework +351 214247100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection Sendai Framework +351 214247100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania Romania - government Sendai Framework +40 213143400 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations National Platform +40 21 208 61 50 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Sendai Framework +40 21 208 61 50 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania Romania - government Sendai Framework +40 213143400 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Sendai Framework +40 21 208 61 50 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Russian Federation EMERCOM of Russia (Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters) Sendai Framework +7495 626- 35 82 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia Sendai Framework +381 11 2282 911 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia International Cooperation Protection and Rescue Sector, Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia National Platform +381 11 2282 911 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework +421 9610 44559, +421 9610 44508 COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior Sendai Framework +421 9610 44559, +421 9610 44508 COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovenia Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Ministry of Defence Sendai Framework +386 14713322 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Spain Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias National Platform +34 915373100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Spain Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias Sendai Framework +34 915373100 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Sweden Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Sendai Framework +46 (0)771 240 240 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Sweden Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency National Platform +46 (0)771 240 240 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT Sendai Framework +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT National Platform +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT Sendai Framework +41 313241781 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Tajikistan Committee of Emergency situations and Civil defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Sendai Framework +992 37 227-95-09 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Ministry of Interior, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority Sendai Framework +90 3122582323 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey RT Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Sendai Framework VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Ukraine State Emergency Service of Ukraine Sendai Framework +38 (044) 247-32-05 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Ukraine State Emergency Service of Ukraine Sendai Framework +38 (044) 247-32-05 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
United Kingdom Cabinet Office (UK) National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE

News and Events

The 2015 earthquake caused extensive damage to the Nepal capital, Kathmandu
Scientists working with the UN Country Team in Nepal have found that earthquake risk in the west of the country is being overlooked.
Major efforts are underway in Montenegro to reduce the risks from disasters with the launch of a national disaster loss database to mark the 40th anniversary of a major earthquake.
Brisbane is expecting over 2,000 delegates to attend the 2020 Asia-Pacific Minsiterial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Brisbane, host of the next Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, is also home to the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.
Mami Mizutori at launch of ARISE India with Deputy Secretary-General of the Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Nirankar Saxena
ARISE India, a private sector alliance for DRR, was launched today on the 4th anniversary of the adoption of the Sendai Framework
Delegates at the Making Cities Resilient workshop visit a waste management plant in Incheon, Republic of Korea (c) UNISDR/Tejas Patnaik
Representatives from twenty cities in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign met in Incheon in the Republic of Korea recently to share their experience and progress towards disaster risk planning.
Organizations working on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) have started to log their voluntary commitments in support of the Sendai Framework - the global roadmap for reducing disaster losses by 2030 - in a new online platform. More than 50 users have registered in the first few weeks of operation. In addition, the platform has already received the first submissions of voluntary commitments by organizations working in DRR. In close coordination with these organizations, UNISDR reviews the submissions before publishing them in the platform.
In partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has launched an online learning course on the use of the Sendai Framework Monitor. This free online course is available to all Member States to guide officials on how to prepare and upload national and local data to the Sendai Framework Monitor. Since March 2018, Member States can report on their progress in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the disaster risk-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals, by using the online Sendai Framework Monitor.
Group photo of participants at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference
Japan hosted the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference which attracted 156 participants from 17 countries to help raise awareness of tsunami risk.
Photo of the opening session of the workshop in the UN Conference Center Bangkok
The Asia Pacific region needs to accelerate progress on increasing the number of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies if they are to reach the first target of the Sendai Framework by 2020. This was a key conclusion of a two-day workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, has welcomed the Paris Agreement Work Programme produced at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, and hopes it will encourage greater alignment between national action plans on climate change and national strategies for disaster risk reduction.
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Publications

This guidance note shares 'live lessons' learnt - told through first-person stories - that contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and a recovery that builds back better. It asserts that telling live lessons have great value as a way to create

This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the new global risk model planned by UNISDR and partners; (ii) Myanmar commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iii) Turkish quake highlighting

This study examines the economic and social consequences of the 17 August 1999 earthquake, known as the Izmit earthquake, which affected a third of Turkey's total population and caused substantial human and material losses.

The first chapter looks at the

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 is a compilation of good practices and lessons learned on early warning systems at different scales. Covered are natural hazards such as wildland fire, drought, floods, tsunami and extreme weather events. It highlights the importance of

This report summarizes the outcomes of the assessment and desk-review analysis undertaken of achievements in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action in Kyrgyzstan, which aims to be included in the preparation of

This note reports on examples of recent experience in eight countries where national and local governments and civil society participants have worked to strengthen their disaster risk reduction and adaptation actions. These cases, along with similar

This paper produces a brief description of Sarez Lake formation and its modern conditions in Tajikistan, Central Asia. It outlines proposed actions to be taken to under the 'Lake Sarez Mitigation Project', including: Design and installation of a

All of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in

This booklet was elaborated as "questions & answers" between a volcanologist and a volcano. It teaches children what a volcano is, the different types of volcanoes, and their level of risk. Then prevention is featured as a game, and instructions follow to

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Overview

The “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia” 2019-2022 Action is a three year initiative supported by the European Commission. This joint initiative between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the European Commission aims to build disaster and climate resilience in the five countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The Initiative will embed an approach that shifts from managing disasters to managing risks and will allow investments to be risk-informed and livelihoods and growth to be sustainable.  This initiative takes a relevant place in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. It directly supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and contributes to the progressive achievement of the following SDG Goals:

  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere (SDG1)
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation (SDG 9)
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13)

This initiative builds on the recommendations, principles, concept, tools and processes offered under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the UNDRR-coordinated Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign, focusing on increased use of risk knowledge and disaster data in decision and policy making. The initiative aims to set the foundation for greater resilience to disaster in Central Asia through improved data management, strengthened risk governance and increased cooperation and experience sharing at the regional, national and local level.

The expected results are:

  • Disaster losses are measured and aligned with international agreements (the Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals)
  • National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies are developed, renewed or further aligned with the ten core requirements developed by the Sendai Framework for DRR.
  • Increased commitments to build local-level resilience are triggered through the resilience assessment of the five capital cities