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

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2021 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development REMARKS BY MAMI MIZUTORI, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, "FINANCING FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & RISK-INFORMED APPROACHES TO INVESTING ACROSS THE SDGs" I would
CSSI FORUM
According to the latest evidence, investments in safe schools provide economic returns for society and also contribute to economic recovery.
ARISE
The National UAE Private Sector Alliance for DRR (ARISE UAE) participated in the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 2021 (AFSD-2021) in a special session for the private sector under the theme “Catalyzing Private Sector Engagement in the Decade of
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LDCs Ambassadorial Climate Change and Risk-Informed development Briefing: Road to Doha Series March 25, 2021 It is a pleasure to be with you this morning. I would like to thank the Government of Malawi for the invitation to participate both today and at
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ALMATY – On 17 March, 16 technical experts from Central Asia have been trained in the framework of the EU-funded project on strengthening disaster risk reduction in the region. The training aimed to improve national reporting on achieving the targets of
26 March Side Event
2020 was an unprecedented year for the Asia-Pacific region with the COVID-19 pandemic compounded by a succession of climate-related disasters, threatening to derail decades of hard-earned socio-economic progress. Many countries in the region now face
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A new agreement between UNDRR and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will focus on understanding systemic and cascading risks in the face of the COVID-19
Infrastructure Resilience
The UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) and the Private Sector Alliance in the United Arab Emirates (ARISE UAE) brought together Real estate Developers and Regulators from the public sector to discuss the resilience of the Real Estate Sector
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At the 2021 Asia Pacific Sustainable Development Forum, representatives from Asia Pacific governments, civil society, academia, and the private sector came together in a virtual roundtable discussion convened by UN ESCAP, with support from UNDRR and other
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For countries in Asia-Pacific graduating from least-developed category, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new dimension to their risk levels, worsening the impacts of multiple crises, exacerbating inequalities and threatening to roll-back progress against

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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