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

Words into Action launch: (from left) Fred Copper, WHO, Rajan Gengaje, UNDRR consulant, Masayo Kondo, OCHA, Paola Albrito, UNDRR, Jens Kampelmann, Consultant, Nelson Castaño, IFRC, Rudi Müller, OCHA, and Marjorie Soto Franco, IFRC
GENEVA, 5 February, 2020 - The latest Words into Action guide, Enhancing Preparedness for Effective Response, was officially launched yesterday at the Humanitarian Networks Partnership Week along with a companion volume, Design and Conduct of Simulation
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Belarus and Moldova are the first countries to undergo an independent multi-stakeholder assessment coordinated by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to ensure that national disaster risk reduction strategies are inclusive, robust, and in
Mr Park Nam-choon, Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City, receives 'Role Model City' certificate from Mr Sanjaya Bhatia, Head of UNDRR Incheon Office
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has designated Incheon Metropolitan City as a Role Model of a Safe and Smart City of the Making Cities Resilient campaign. An honour only a few cities have achieved.
A family outside of their tent in the Taratara Camp, in Cabo Delgado province
As climate change intensifies, extreme weather events, such as floods, storms, bushfires and heatwaves are forcing millions from their homes each year. In 2018, disasters displaced 17.2 million people from their homes, 90 per cent fled weather and climate
UN peacekeeper carrying a infant whose family was impacted by flooding in Haiti in 2007
The Laos dam collapse, the massive flooding in Iran last year, and the quarter of a million people displaced by drought in Afghanistan. These might seem like isolated events, but they all have one thing in common; they are disasters that could have been prevented. Prevention is at the core of disaster risk reduction, which aims to help communities and countries address underlying risk factors and build resilience.
Warning sign reading "Tsunami hazard zone"
From blowing conch shells to ringing church bells and sending mobile phone alerts, Caribbean countries are looking at high and low-tech ways to alert citizens to run for safety in the face of tsunamis which could wreak havoc on unprepared communities.
ARISE Co-chair, Mami Mizutori, ARISE vice-chair Martha Herrera González and ARISE co-chair Dale Sands
GENEVA, 30 January 2020 – Destruction of buildings is behind much of the death, injury and economic loss incurred in disaster events, according to a new initiative launched today to motivate the owners and operators of industrial and commercial buildings
Jainaba Sonku,  Programme Presenter for QTV, Gambia, speaking at the ECOWAS workshop (photo: Duncan Lukoye- DIRAJ Multimedia Centre)
The Diraj network of journalists reporting on disaster risk reduction is spreading across Africa.
Bangladesh government Cyclone Preparedness Programme Director, Ahmadul Haque, sharing a light-hearted moment with volunteers in Cox's Bazar
The Cyclone Preparedness Programme in Bangladesh is to undergo it's largest ever expansion since it was founded in 1972, a large recruitment drive and the inclusion of urban risk, earthquakes, floods and other hazards.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) organized a regional workshop to identify entry points for enhanced integration of DRR into humanitarian programming in both recurrent and protracted crisis settings.

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