Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute 

The UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education Training Institute (UNDRR ONEA-GETI) was established in 2010 to develop a new cadre of professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to build disaster resilient societies.

ONEA-GETI also hosts the Secretariat for the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) supports five countries: Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Mongolia and DPR Korea specifically to reduce disaster loss and risk and to ensure Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 implementation.

The Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) has a global mandate to provide capacity building support to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into sustainable development; convene and support inter-city learning to strengthen resilience (Making Cities Resilient); and to provide capacity building and best practice sharing support to national training institutions working on resilience issues.


Kampala Capital City Authority and Incheon Metropolitan City Officials Discuss Real Time Response Mechanisms
Ten officials from Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) various departments recently visited Incheon Metropolitan City to learn more from the city’s experience on disaster risk reduction and climate change policies and good practices.
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.
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.
UNISDR head Robert Glasser speaking at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
UNISDR head, Robert Glasser, issues call at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for more cities and towns to join the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
The High School Students Summit saw 360 participants from 30 countries spotlight the issue of reducing tsunami risk (Photo: UNISDR)
Hundreds of high school students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day.
Eight of the South Korean cities that have signed up to UNISDR'S Making Cities Resilient campaign this year received their certificates during the event in Ilsan (Photo: UNISDR)
Fast-paced developments in technology have the potential to help the world rein in the impact of natural and human-induced hazards, notably when it comes to tackling urban risk.
Students from the all-boy Bupyeong High School in Incheon, Republic of Korea, during their disaster risk reduction training session (Photo: UNISDR)
Disasters present a whole host of risks for children, from threats to their health, psychosocial well-being, protection and nutrition, to disruption of education, all with potentially long-lasting consequences. However, students of all ages can participate effectively in school and community safety measures and work with teachers and other adults to minimize risk before, during and after disasters.
Displaying the signed agreement between UNISDR, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City are (from left to right) Sarah Wade-Apicella and Sanjaya Bhatia of UNISDR ONEA-GETI, UNISDR Director Kirsi Madi, Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok and Kim Dong-Bin, Director-General of Disaster & Safety Headquarters of Incheon Metropolitan City.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has signed a five-year, US$10 million agreement with the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea to support education and training for disaster risk reduction.
Children and youth who met recently with UNISDR to discuss the Sendai Framework in Incheon, Republic of Korea
The child-friendly version of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to be translated into Korean following a meeting of children and youth supported by the city of Incheon with the participation of UNISDR.
Mr Ahn Young-kyoo discusses Korean municipalities' commitment to the Resilient Cities Campaign (Photo: UNISDR)
One hundred and fifty-six Korean municipalities have agreed to promote city-to-city learning to strengthen implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.


Developing Capacity for Sendai Framework Implementation:

UNDRR ONEA-GETI supports effective and coherent Sendai Framework implementation among governments, city leaders, the private sector, universities, the science community, NGOs and other international organizations.

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Making Cities Resilient

Launched in May 2010, the Making Cities Resilient: 'My City is getting ready!' campaign addresses issues of local governance and urban risk to help local governments reduce risk and build urban resilience.

The Campaign is led by UNDRR but is self-motivating, partnership and city-driven.

Supporting proactive, local action towards sustainable urbanization, the Campaign offers solutions and tools for local governments and actors to identify gaps in their resilience and to increase financial, technical and knowledge-based capacity for development planning and risk management. Joining the Campaign, cities become a part of a broad alliance of resilient cities worldwide.

Learn more about the Making Cities Resilient Campaign