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.


VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP23)

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

Cities becoming more resilient in Americas and the Caribbean

These statistics show live data about municipalities in this region that have joined the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative. The villages, towns, and cities have made a commitment to move along the resilience roadmap to better protect their citizens. Dozens of cities in Brazil alone have joined, covering a large part of the country's population.

 

 

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 Canada National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Chile Oficina Nacional de Emergencia, Oficina Nacional de Emergencia Chile National Platform 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 Dominican Republic National Platform 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 Paraguay National Platform 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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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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"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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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
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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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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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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating complex economic and social challenges for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which should cooperate more closely to reduce risk, said speakers at an inaugural event. Comprehensive regional strategies would help
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PANAMA CITY, Panama - The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has shaken the entire world. Not only in terms of health do we require exponentially increasing resources to guarantee a minimum of attention and care, but state apparatuses have begun to operate as
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Five countries pave the way for progress in the implementation of effective tsunami early warning systems, which are challenging due to multi-faceted complexity.
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Publications

This input paper for the 2015 Global Assessment Report explores how public and private agencies can help protect the country’s most vulnerable economic activities and productive sectors to reduce the overall impacts of disasters. The publication presents

The Regional Road Map identifies concrete actions that will advance the current status of seismic risk management in the Caribbean, including replication and scaling up of previous interventions. This tool will assist stakeholders to identify, implement

This paper examines how to maximise the benefits arising from, and overcome the barriers to, the implementation of a multihazard and multi-risk assessment approach within current risk management regimes. Working at two test sites, one in Naples and one in

This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery.

This report aims to answer the questions: i) how can decentralisation strengthen disaster risk reduction (DRR), and ii) what obstacles are encountered and how can these be overcome. The evidence in this report is drawn from a global literature review and

This working paper analyses the objectives and rationale of tracking public investments on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The document also looks into the methodologies adopted for tracking public investments for various cross-cutting issues and reviews

This input paper is a case study review developed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) for the establishment of the Emergency Fund for Animals in Disasters in Costa Rica. The fund would provide for adequate resources to be available

This working paper analyses the emerging area of ‘Interconnected and inter-dependent risk’. The main question of analysis is: what is the relationship or interconnection between environmental hazards or risks and the influence of the megaprojects? Are

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

This report contains a synopsis of volcanism from a hazard and risk perspective and highlights the wide range of hazards posed by volcanoes and describes their diverse impacts on communities. This technical report complements a shorter summary background

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