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

School in the Caribbean
The disruptive school closures sparked by the crisis have underscored the need for a stronger focus on educational continuity and school safety as the region faces ever-more complex risks.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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Are we prepared for new pandemics? And for evermore extreme events increased by climate change in one of the world’s areas that has suffered the greatest economic losses due to earthquakes and hurricanes?
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Jamaica - government Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Flood in Nepal
The growing use of mass media and early warning systems through data collected from meteorological and hydrological stations and the rainfall-runoff model is proving effective in saving lives in Nepal.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
ESCAP Disaster Week banner
The year 2020 saw Asia-Pacific deal with the dual occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic along with climate-related disasters, which triggered cascading impacts across sectors. As the region was already not projected to achieve any of the Sustainable
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
SRSG at WMO Atlas launch
STATEMENT BY MAMI MIZUTORI, SECRETARY-GENERAL SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AT LAUNCH OF WMO ATLAS OF MORTALITY AND ECONOMIC LOSSES FROM WEATHER, CLIMATE AND WATER EXTREMES I would like to applaud my WMO colleagues under the
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Exhibit at the #2021EFDRR
2021 EFDRR, true to the multi-stakeholder spirit of the Sendai Framework, aims to offer a space for 15 innovative projects/institutions to present their latest work on disaster risk reduction and resilience building. To apply to showcase your project or
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
SFM Workshop
Mogadishu, 16-17 August 2021 – Under the umbrella of the Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in Somalia, the UNDRR ROAS organized a National Training Workshop on the Sendai Framework Monitor, in collaboration with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
WIN DRR Leadership Awards
WIN DRR will award two cash prizes to highlight the work of women who are changing the field of disaster risk reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Dushanbe joins MCR2030
DUSHANBE – On 11-12 August, the City of Dushanbe in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (UNDRR ROECA), conducted the first Self-Assessment Workshop on city's resilience to
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
ADPC and UNDRR logos
Bangkok, Thailand— The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) have signed a Statement of Cooperation to strengthen the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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

Front Cover of the 2021 Financing for Sustainable Development Report
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. This year’s outcome document provides indispensable intergovernmental policy guidance to
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
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/2020/cdp-at-the-high-level-political-forum-hlpf-2020/
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.
Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change (centre), Matthew Rycroft, permanent Secretary for the UK Department for International Development (left) and Mami Mizutori, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction at the coalition event in New York.
The UK, Japan and Bhutan announced that they have joined the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, following its launch this week by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
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.
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