Overview

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

NYLO promotes policy coherence across disaster risk reduction, climate action and sustainable development through intergovernmental deliberations and policy decisions taken at the General Assembly and ECOSOC. NYLO ensures DRR integration in the major inter-governmental agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDGs and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, to ensure their implementation benefits from and contributes to reducing disaster risk.

Speeches

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY UNFCCC COP-25 Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms. Mami Mizutori Marrakesh Partnership Accelerating Action to Build a Resilient 1.50 World Tuesday 10 December The single most significant
As COP25 continues, UNDRR talked to women forced to start news lives in Dhaka's teeming slums as Bangladesh struggles to cope with the impacts of the climate emergency
UNDDR Director Kirsi Madi who is now joining Unicef as Chief of Staff
After three years as Director at UNDRR, Kirsi Madi is returning to Unicef as Chief of Staff. Here she reflects on her DRR experiences.
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY High level panel on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy - Ensuring that the United Nations system is fit for purpose Ms Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the
To accelerate the integration of disaster risk reduction into the ASEAN’s sectoral work plans, the ASEAN Secretariat and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), organised on 25-26 November the first ASEAN Technical Consultation on Risk-Informed Sustainable Development, which took place in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Kampala Capital City Authority and Incheon Metropolitan City Officials Discuss Real Time Response Mechanisms
Ten officials from Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) various departments recently visited Incheon Metropolitan City to learn more from the city’s experience on disaster risk reduction and climate change policies and good practices.
In the face of growing disaster losses and risk in the Asia-Pacific region, government disaster risk management agencies, international organizations, and civil society groups met in the Australian city of Brisbane last week to agree on priorities for accelerating action for reducing the risk of disasters.
[CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] Open Talk for New Zealand’s DRR community Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms. Mami Mizutori Resilient and sustainable development in an era of escalating climate risk Tonkin & Taylor
The Hon. Saber Chowdhury, Member of Parliament of Bangladesh, spoke on the need to increase investment in disaster prevention at the Asia-Pacific Partnership Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Brisbane, Australia on 12 November.
Bangladesh declared climate change to be a “planetary emergency” and called on the world to work “on a war footing” to combat it and reduce its impacts.
A break-out group at the Technical Forum on the Sendai Framework
An annual technical forum on progress in implementing the Sendai Framework met this month in Bonn attended by representatives from 35 countries

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