Overview

 

Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean

Our regional office provides support to actors throughout the region, including North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, fostering a culture of disaster prevention and building disaster resilient nations and communities.


VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP21)

https://rp-americas.undrr.org/regionalplatform

 

Regional Assessment Report (RAR 2021)

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DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean

DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean
DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean

 


 


Business resilience - English subtitles


 

Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction

Red de América Latina y el Caribe de mujeres para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres

Contact us

UNDRR Americas and the Caribbean
Calle Luis Bonilla, 112
City of Knowledge
Clayton
Ancon
0843-03441
Panama City, Panama

Phone: +507 317 1120

Countries

Country Sendai Focal Point National Platform Country profile on PreventionWeb
Antigua and Barbuda National Office of Disaster Services COUNTRY PROFILE
Argentina Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Ministerio de Seguridad Nacional .Secretaria de Protección Civil , Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Secretaria de Articulaci COUNTRY PROFILE
Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (Bahamas) COUNTRY PROFILE
Barbados Department of Emergency Management COUNTRY PROFILE
Belize National Emergency Management Organization COUNTRY PROFILE
Bolivia Viceministerio de Defensa Civil, Viceministerio de Defensa Civil COUNTRY PROFILE
Brazil Secretaria Nacional de Defesa Civil, Ministério da Integração Nacional, Secretaria Nacional de Prote, Ministerio de Integración Nacional, COORDENADORIA MUNICIPAL DE DEFESA CIVIL DE BELO HORIZONTE COUNTRY PROFILE
Canada Public Safety Canada, Public Safety Canada COUNTRY PROFILE
Chile Oficina Nacional de Emergencia, Oficina Nacional de Emergencia COUNTRY PROFILE
Colombia Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres COUNTRY PROFILE
Costa Rica Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias, Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias COUNTRY PROFILE
Cuba Estado Mayor Nacional de la Defensa Civil de Cuba COUNTRY PROFILE
Dominica Office of Disaster Management COUNTRY PROFILE
Dominican Republic Presidencia de la Rep, Defensa civil COUNTRY PROFILE
Ecuador Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos, Servicio Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos y Emergencias COUNTRY PROFILE
El Salvador Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres, Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres COUNTRY PROFILE
Grenada National Disaster Management Agency COUNTRY PROFILE
Guatemala Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres, Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres COUNTRY PROFILE
Guyana Civil Defense Commission COUNTRY PROFILE
Haiti Direction de la Protection Civile (Haiti) COUNTRY PROFILE
Honduras Comisión Permanente de Contingencias COUNTRY PROFILE
Jamaica Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management COUNTRY PROFILE
Mexico Coordinacion Nacional de Proteccion Civil COUNTRY PROFILE
Nicaragua Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres, Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres Nicaragua National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Panama Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (Panama), Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (Panama) COUNTRY PROFILE
Paraguay Ministro de la Secretar, Ministro de la Secretar COUNTRY PROFILE
Peru Secretaría de Gestión Pública de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros, Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros Peru National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Agency (Saint Kitts and Nevis), National Emergency Management Agency (Saint Kitts and Nevis) COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation, National Emergency Management Organisation COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Office (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) COUNTRY PROFILE
Suriname National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief COUNTRY PROFILE
Trinidad and Tobago Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, the, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) COUNTRY PROFILE
United States of America Department of the Interior COUNTRY PROFILE
Uruguay Sistema Nacional de Emergencias, Sistema Nacional de Emergencias COUNTRY PROFILE
Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of Viceministerio de Gesti COUNTRY PROFILE

News and events

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Haiti approves a new Risk and Disaster Management Plan
In an important step towards creating a more resilient region and better prepared to face disasters, the Government of the Republic of Haiti approved the National Risk and Disaster Management Plan 2019-2030, a result of an inclusive, multisectoral and
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VII Regional Platform will be held in 2021
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
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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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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
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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
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Complejidad del riesgo
"The COVID-19 crisis is going to change how we work forever," stressed Rodney Martínez, World Meteorological Organization representative for North America, Central America and the Caribbean. “We cannot keep reflecting on the problems that continue to drag
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Companies are living through a period of transition. Credit: EFE
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean but the private sector has a vital role to play in helping people recover from the crisis and adapt to the new normality, said industry experts. Implementing
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Webinar Series
Webinars 12 August 2020. Webinar: Youth engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change 12 August 2020. Webinar: Strengthening Early Action Early Warning Systems 4 August 2020. Webinar: Business Disaster Management Plan Self-Assessment Tool​​​​​​
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A new online platform tracking the progress of COVID-19 as it edges through Central America and the Dominican Republic will help countries contain the virus and minimise its social and economic impact. The publicly-available SICA COVID-19 Information and
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Hurricane in the Caribbean
The chance of a deadly Caribbean hurricane clashing with the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic remains slim but many countries are bracing for a two-tier crisis as they grapple with complicated logistics, limited resources and scant supplies. Training
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Publications

This essay illuminates four reoccurring obstructions to transitioning the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) into grassroots praxis and offers empirical case studies to highlight these: community ownership of risk, youth involvement, bipartisan support for

The purpose of this paper is to examine the civil defense communication process through which national and regional agencies share principles, guidelines and good Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) actions in the medium and small municipalities where disasters

Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area contains valuable transportation and community assets for the region, including major connecting bridges, freeways, a port and airport, homes and businesses. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Bay Area

To demonstrate risk reduction from disaster‐resistant building codes, FEMA assigned AECOM to develop practical losses avoided studies (LAS) using HAZUS, FEMA’s popular GIS‐based community loss modeling platform. HAZUS quantifies impacts to structures

This paper seeks to explain the impacts of Hurricane Sandy in the cities of Hoboken and Jersey City in resiliency planning and their conditions, such as local elections, information sharing and pre-disaster planning in these two highly similar empirical

This paper highlights resilient behaviour and responses taken by the community and some companies to cope with the difficulties arisen from the 2010 Maule earthquake in Chile, during the emergency period and the reconstruction process. It is based on

In Spanish:

El presente documento tiene como objetivo medir el avance en materia de reducción del riesgo de desastres en Panamá, tomando como base las prioridades de los instrumentos globales en dicha temática, adoptados por los Estados Miembros de las

This publication aims to shed some light on women’s capabilities to take leading roles in building disaster resilience. It features women as drivers of change in different socio-economic contexts, and under various gender conditions.

While the examples

This newsletter highlights UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) praises for Pacific disaster risk management and climate change strategy; (ii) the launch of a survey on disability and disasters; (iii) 2013 floods a "turning point

ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education 2012:

This desk review revisits existing reports about all aspects of school safety, gathered from 81 countries, and refers to the key advocacy and guidance documents for school safety of the past 7

Americas activities - 1
Caribbean Safe Schools Initiative
Americas activities - 3
ARISE in the Americas
Americas activities - 2
One million Safe Schools and Hospitals
Making cities resilient
Making Cities Resilient
Americas activities - 5
Latam Network