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

Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reductiion
(Check against delivery) SRSG Mizutori, Opening Remarks Regional Office for Africa, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction Webinar: Disaster Risk Governance in Context of COVID-19 Tuesday 13 October 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be
Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reductiion
(Check against delivery) Introductory Remarks by SRSG Mizutori Workshop on Local Level Resilience and Pandemic Risk European Week of Regions and Cities Tuesday 13 October 2020, virtual Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Speakers, I would like to welcome you today
(Check against delivery) Remarks by Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction High-Level Launch of the “2020 State of the Climate Report” 13 October 2020 Prof. Petteri Taalas, Fellow speakers and
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The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that it is of utmost importance to strengthen coordination between Member States, between all levels of government and across borders. Solidarity and cooperation are crucial to overcome the current crisis and tackle
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In light of the impact of COVID-19, countries in Asia-Pacific are examining their approaches to disaster risk governance to account for uncertainty and multiple hazards.
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GENEVA, 12 October 2020 – A UN report published to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century. In the period 2000 to 2019
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The following is a message from the Director-General of WHO, Dr,. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: From earthquakes and floods to conflicts and disease outbreaks, it is a common reaction to think that nothing
(Check against delivery) Statement by Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction European Committee of the Regions 140th Plenary Session Monday 12 October 2020, virtual President Tzitzikostas, Mr
Check against delivery Statement by Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Introduction of the Secretary-General’s Report on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
UN Secretary-General António Guterres issues statement to mark International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
UN Secretary-General's Message for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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