Overview

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

The NYLO promotes policy coherence across disaster risk reduction, climate action, sustainable development, and financing for development through intergovernmental deliberations and policy decisions taken at the General Assembly and ECOSOC.  

This includes promoting DRR integration and coherence with the Sendai Framework in the implementation of major intergovernmental agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries, the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries and the Samoa Pathway for Small Island Developing States, to ensure their implementation benefits from and contributes to reducing disaster risk. 

Speeches

covid-19 VACCINES
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, today called for increased support to developing countries struggling to manage the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed two million lives over the last twelve
ASEAN Screenshot
Before the year 2020 had ended, ASEAN achieved a great milestone through the adoption of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025 on 27 November.
Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reductiion
(Check against delivery) SRSG Mizutori, Opening Remarks UNDRR ROAS: Symposium of Arab Countries in Commemoration of the IDDRR Tuesday 13 October 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to be taking part in this webinar with such an esteemed group of
Pupils at a classroom in Balon school, Vanuatu
Resilient infrastructure protects people during disasters and enables communities to recover quickly in the immediate aftermath of a crisis. Two examples from Vanuatu during and after Tropical Cyclone Harold – a Category 5 storm – illustrate the point
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Sendai Framework National Focal Points from 39 Europe and Central Asia member states met this week to discuss strategic priorities for 2021, as well as take stock of resilience efforts in the region as countries dealt with the historic impact of the COVID
CDRI full panel December
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed “deep-rooted vulnerabilities” in public health infrastructure and supply chains. That was the conclusion of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori at the online event
Joe biden
By Mami Mizutori Climate-vulnerable nations know all too well that action on the climate emergency is just as important as a successful and affordable vaccine against COVID-19. This year’s U.N. climate talks may have been postponed, but no one can take
SRSG Mami Mizutori
(Check against delivery) Build Back Better: building resilient health infrastructure and supply chains. What have we learnt from COVID-19? Statement by Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction 17th
Panelists of Third PRP webinar
Suva – Pacific island countries are seeking to broaden and strengthen their disaster risk financing strategies as a key element of addressing the ongoing Climate Emergency. With climate change remaining the biggest threat – even in the era of a pandemic –
Cherol returning from her mission through open ocean
The immense challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have not stopped efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls in remote areas in Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu. That said, pandemic-related lockdowns and movement restrictions have

UN Resolutions

Disaster Risk Reduction: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

A/RES/75/216

A/RES/75/216

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2020

A/RES/74/218

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2019

 

Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

A/75/226

The present report has been prepared as requested by the General Assembly in resolution 74/218 on disaster risk reduction and resolution 73/230 on effective global response to address the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. It provides an overview of

A/RES/73/231

A/RES/72/218

A/RES/71/226

News and events

United Nations Headquarters New York
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Member States of the United Nations have agreed to put the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at the centre of recovery and rehabilitation policy. On 11 September 2020, the General Assembly
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National and local governments, civil society representatives, the private sector, academia and the United Nations system gathered virtually in July 2020 for the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Discussions on this year
Mami Mizutori with five young representatives from the High School Student Summit and Marc McDonald from the AARP Foundation at the Intergenerational Dialogue.
More than 150 government representatives, members of academia and young participants from the 2019 Japan World Tsunami Awareness Day High School Summit commemorated World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November at the United Nations Headquarters, New York and discussed innovative solutions to reduce tsunami risks.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launches the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure at the UN Climate Action Summit
The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, welcomed the launch of the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
A day after millions of young people globally marched and rallied for urgent climate action, young leaders brought their message to the ministers and leaders, both at the dedicated youth event and later, at the Climate Action Summit.
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.
Question time at yesterday's side event on disaster risk reduction at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
A side event at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, heard reports back from the recent series of regional meetings on disaster risk reduction and highlighted the importance of DRR to achieving the SDGs.
Petra Nemcova receiving her award at the Japan Society in New York (Photo: UN)
Czech model and entrepreneur Petra Nemcova was yesterday officially recognized by Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction as World Tsunami Awareness Advocate in a ceremony held at the Japan Society in New York.
Ambassador Cristián Barros Melet of Chile introduces the resolution at the United Nations General Assembly (Photo: UNISDR)
The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution containing indicators for measuring global progress in reducing disaster losses.
Raising public awareness of disaster risk reduction: UNISDR's Neil McFarlane (centre) with presenters Paula-Anne Porter Jones (left) and Alan Magnus (right) at Radio Jamaica RJR 94FM
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has called on governments, businesses and communities in island nations to work together to curb the impact of hazards stoked by climate change.
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