Overview

UNDRR’s New York liaison office (NYLO) provides policy advice and support to Member and Observer States and other stakeholders, engages closely with the office of the Secretary-General and coordinates the UN system to advance disaster risk reduction and Sendai Framework  implementation.

NYLO promotes policy coherence across disaster risk reduction, climate action and sustainable development through intergovernmental deliberations and policy decisions taken at the General Assembly and ECOSOC. NYLO ensures DRR integration in the major inter-governmental agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDGs and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, to ensure their implementation benefits from and contributes to reducing disaster risk.

Speeches

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Opening Remarks by SRSG Mami Mizutori Global Consultative Workshop – Scaling up DRR in Humanitarian/Development Contexts 27 February 2020, Geneva, Switzerland Thank you all for being here today. It is my pleasure to welcome you to
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY UNFCCC COP-25 Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms. Mami Mizutori Marrakesh Partnership Accelerating Action to Build a Resilient 1.50 World Tuesday 10 December The single most significant
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY High level panel on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy - Ensuring that the United Nations system is fit for purpose Ms Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the
[CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] Open Talk for New Zealand’s DRR community Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms. Mami Mizutori Resilient and sustainable development in an era of escalating climate risk Tonkin & Taylor
SRSG Opening Remarks ARISE Philippines 8th Top Leaders Forum Function Room 5, SMX Convention Center Pasay City, Philippines 10.15 - 10.25, 12 November 2019 Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Mr. Hans Sy, Honorable, Loren B. Legarda, Ms. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga
SRSG WELCOME REMARKS World Tsunami Awareness Day Panel Discussion 5 November 2019, 1.15 pm - 2.30 pm, United Nations, New York Excellencies, delegates, distinguished guests, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the fourth annual World Tsunami Awareness Day
Speech, SRSG La Ceremonia de Inauguración del Foro Regional ARISE 29 October 2019 (9.00 am) World Trade Center - Ciudad de Mexico [Saludo a autoridades] Agradecimiento al Gobierno de México y a nuestro aliado para este Foro, CEMEX y ARISE-MX. Este
Climate crisis and the role of disaster risk reduction in risk proofing private sector investments 24 October 2019 Brussels, Belgium Welcome Remarks Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head
Statement by Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction General Assembly - Second Committee 14 October 2019 Introduction of the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for
​ Opening Remarks SDG Summit Side-Event Resilient Infrastructure: Key to the Success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 25 September 2019, 13.15 - 14.30 Conference Room A, United Nations, New York Delivered By: Mami Mizutori Special

UN Resolutions

News and events

SRSG WELCOME REMARKS World Tsunami Awareness Day Panel Discussion 5 November 2019, 1.15 pm - 2.30 pm, United Nations, New York Excellencies, delegates, distinguished guests, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the fourth annual World Tsunami Awareness Day
​ Opening Remarks SDG Summit Side-Event Resilient Infrastructure: Key to the Success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 25 September 2019, 13.15 - 14.30 Conference Room A, United Nations, New York Delivered By: Mami Mizutori Special
SRSG Mami Mizutori, remarks Local Leadership for Climate: Solutions to the Climate Emergency 21 September 2019, New York The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted in 2015, recognizes the crucial role of local governments and cities in
The Stop Disasters Game encourages thinking about preparedness and emergency planning
School students attending a World Tsunami Awareness Day Event in New York have called for more educational programmes on disaster risk reduction from an early age to be better informed to prevent and deal with disasters, At the event, organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Government of Japan, an upgraded version of the educational game Stop Disasters was also launched.
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.
This year's run of disaster events worldwide confirms the long term trend of the last forty years which has seen a doubling in the number of recorded extreme weather events which now regularly account for 90% of disasters caused by natural hazards notably floods, storms, drought, landslides and wildfires.
Hurricane Maria near peak intensity, moving north towards Puerto Rico, on September 19, 2017 (c) The Naval Research Laboratory
In the context of revising the fatalities for Hurricane Maria, the Governor of Puerto Rico has acknowledged that the island was not as prepared as it could have been for the storm.
Homes in exposed locations are often not resilient enough to withstand extreme weather events
Built to last? is a new documentary inspired by businessman and DRR advocate Aris Papadopoulos based on his book Resilience - The Ultimate Sustainability
Panel members at the CREWS side event at the UNESCO Tsunami Symposium
Climate Risk and Early Warnings System (CREWS) hosted a session on lessons learned from the devastatiing effects of the 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean. Early warning systems for the region are under review ahead of this year's season which starts on June 1.
The High School Students Islands Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the second year, a High School students Summit was organised in Japan to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. Young people from 26 countries participated.