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

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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Official statement on "Sustaining efforts to ensure access to sustainable energy" by the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, July 8, 2020
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Statement by the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction to the High-Level Politcal Forum on Sustainable Development on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction under the COVID-19 Pandemic At the outset, I would like to express
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A webinar on “Community-based disaster risk reduction approaches in the context of COVID-19 in Africa” was co-organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Africa and the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for
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BANGKOK - Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting Thailand, the Republic of Korea and other countries in Asia-Pacific with opportunities to ‘build back better’ and to chart greener and more digitally connected economies, as long as public health
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The European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) serves as forum for exchange at the regional level. The triennial EFDRR is the foremost multi-stakeholder mechanism in the region bringing together governments, the UN, Private Sector and
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Almost three months after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Americas and the Caribbean, data is showing how deeply the private sector has been affected, as some businesses are being forced to close while others are struggling to continue operating due to
Mami Mizutori, UNDRR head, with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
Changing the Trajectory: Integrated Resilience Thinking and COVID-19 Recovery Towards 1.5°C 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, 15 June 2020 Co-hosted by the Chair of the AOSIS Group, the Chair of UNFCCC LDC Group, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
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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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The spread of COVID-19 around the world has placed cities at center stage in the response to the virus and its unprecedented cascading effects, which have affected all sectors at all levels. As such, understanding the new reality must include

UN Resolutions

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