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 Doha 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. 

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The present report contains a summary of the findings and recommendations of the midterm review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
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The present report has been prepared as requested by the General Assembly in resolution 75/216 on disaster risk reduction.
Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030


This is the Report of the Secretary-General on Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The 2022 Report highlights progress made in implementation of the Sendai Framework and outlines recommendations.


The Resolution 76/204 Disaster Risk Reduction was adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2021. It is reiterating the pledge that no one will be left behind, reaffirming the recognition that the dignity of the human person is fundamental.
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The resolution recognizes that biological hazards require strengthened coordination between disaster and health risk management systems in the areas of risk assessment, surveillance and early warning and that and that resilient health infrastructures reduce overall disaster risk and build disaster resilience.


Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2019


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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.


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The present report provides an overview of progress in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, as requested by the General Assembly in its resolution 73/231.


Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and head of UNDDR, speaking at a formal session on “Working towards the 2023 SDG Summit.”
Discussions at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2022 highlight the need for disaster risk reduction as an enabler and protector of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
An African man biking through flooded streets.
At the 2022 Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development, convened in New York from 25 to 28 April, Member States adopted an outcome document which firmly embeds risk reduction and resilience within the financing for development agenda.
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Statement by SRSG Mizutori, ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Side Event on De-Risking Investments for People, Planet, and Prosperity
The current approach to development assistance is not responsive to the increasing levels of risk within economic, social, and environmental systems. We must support the most vulnerable countries to attract finance for climate action and resilience.
Women's empowerment programme in Jordan
UNDRR and partners hosted a Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) side event in New York on the importance of a gender-responsive midterm review of the Sendai Framework, and amplifying the voices of women working in disaster risk reduction.
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On 15 April, Member States gathered virtually to adopt the Outcome Document of the 2021 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development.
In preparation for the upcoming Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) and its Preparatory Committees, the Government of Malawi recently hosted the Africa and Haiti Regional Review Meeting. The objective of the meeting was to
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
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.
Mozambique - aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, 2021
Greater efforts to limit death and destruction from disasters will help us protect development progress and adapt to climate change.
When the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, toured the damage caused by the recent floods in Pakistan, he called the devastation “climate carnage.”
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A family of street children & their mother collecting chestnuts scattered throughout the street, because the tree has fallen due to impact of cyclone Amphan, India (2020)
For a growing number of populations around the world, facing a future of more frequent and extreme disasters will only be possible if more funding is channelled towards adaptation and disaster risk reduction, writes Mami Mizutori.
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Group of people brainstorming on globe
The focus of this year’s IDDRR on 13 October is on a topic which has been pushed to the fore by the debates raging around the faltering response to planetary emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic an, the climate emergency.
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unite behind science
We need to apply scientific knowledge to Disaster Risk Management and promote the creation of risk science in view of the permanent and growing increases in hazards, vulnerabilities and greater exposure.
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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
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La importancia de preparación en las ciudades.
Some 95% of COVID-19 cases have come from urban areas. Pandemic preparedness in cities and towns is more urgent than ever for reducing disaster risk, particularly in challenging situations where disease outbreaks could coincide with an extreme weather
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People in Macau, queue up to acquire face masks in a pharmacy
The health crisis stress-tests our ability to cooperate, learn and adapt in the face of deep uncertainties and rising risks. The new coronavirus, COVID-19, was declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization
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Reflecting on Brazil's recent technical disaster, Mami Mizutori, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for DRR, writes in this op-ed that the fatalities and extreme environmental damage associated with tailings dam failures are avoidable. Inadequate risk governance is a key risk driver, and the mining industry must establish a zero casualty policy.
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Wanawake Kwanza (Women First) growers association in Maza village, Morogoro, Tanzania
DRR and LDC5
Speeches and statements
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