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

Panellists at PDD event
Commemoration of the adoption of the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement and the Nansen Initiative in 2015 REMARKS BY MAMI MIZUTORI, UN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Los desafíos en los riesgos acumulados
The threats of volcanic eruptions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in Martinique once again bring to light the need for prevention and inter-sectoral cooperation to reduce the risk of disasters.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific Australia - government
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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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UN Resolutions

News and events

The event addressed current initiatives related to urban risk reduction, in particular in Port-of-Prince, Tijuana and Kathmandu. Eminent speakers from Haiti, Mexico and Nepal highlighted the importance of reducing risk in the urban context - relevant to achieving the Millennium Development Goals...
The UNISDR ECOSOC side event was attended by over 70 participants including representatives from the Permanent Mission, UN agencies and civil society organizations. Panellist Marianne Fay of the World Bank said that disaster risk reduction and achievements of the Millennium Development Goals support each other – the converse is that a failure of one will undermine the other. Disaster risk reduction makes eminent sense from an economic point of view. > View full story
The UN Secretary-General’s report 'Keeping the Promise' presents progress made with regard to the Millennium Development Goals through a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learnt, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities, leading to concrete strategies for action. The report stresses that reducing disaster risks is vital for the achievement of MDGs. It has been issued in all the six UN languages. > View full story
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