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 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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Hurricane Dorian as a category five storm viewed from space - NASA image
Hurricane Dorian crystallizes the existential threat posed to small island developing states by the ongoing climate emergency, says UNDRR chief, Mami Mizutori
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Question: What are the greatest challenges facing your city? In the past we have built immovable pillars for policy and normative issues by topic so it is a challenge to empower actors in different institutions. We have regional and global frameworks but we need to translate these to the city level and we need to find ways to finance them.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
In this interview, Veladio Erazo Masgo, Deputy Manager of Disaster Risk of San Juan de Lurigancho, reveals that the "Making Cities Resilient" initiative has provided a tool that guides urban growth in his city. The effort will hopefully help overcome issues in local authority engagement and increasing the understanding of DRR's importance.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Thanks to the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative, a new DRR action plan was developed in La Isla to establish a clear picture of zoning in the city, which helps regulate where people can build and where to invest in drainage infrastructure.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Jamaica will host the region’s highest forum for reviewing progress on reducing disaster losses in Latin America and the Caribbean in July 2020 as the year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season gets underway.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
With support from UNDRR's "Making cities sustainable and resilient" project, Guayaquil has developed a DRR plan that has spurred improvements in data collection, equipment and coordination, among others.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Guatemala developed new disaster response protocols for its municipal departments. Thanks to the new DRR plan there's more coordination when an emergency rises.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
(From left) head of UNDRR, Mami Mitzutori with Sasakawa Award winners  Dr. PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, Sidnei Furtado, Director, Dept of Civil Defence, Campinas, Brazil, and Bijal Brahmbhatt, Director, the Mahila Housing SEWA Trust, India
The Department of Civil Defence of Campinas, Brazil, the Mahila Housing Sewa Trust, India, and Mr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India, are the three laureates of the 2019 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNISDR chief, Mami Mizutori, speaking at the Human Rights Council
Nothings lays bare inequality and discrimination like a disaster, UNISDR chief Mami Mizutori told a special session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Reflecting on Brazil's recent technical disaster, Mami Mizutori, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for DRR, writes in this op-ed that the fatalities and extreme environmental damage associated with tailings dam failures are avoidable. Inadequate risk governance is a key risk driver, and the mining industry must establish a zero casualty policy.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Publications

This report details the results of an assessment of the status of disaster risk reduction and institutional capacities in Uruguay, prepared by an inter-agency mission at the request of the Government of Uruguay, with the aim of promoting the development

This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) the new global risk model planned by UNISDR and partners; (ii) Myanmar commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iii) Turkish quake highlighting

This guidance note shares 'live lessons' learned - told through first-person stories - that contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and a recovery that builds back better. It asserts that telling live lessons have great value as a way to create monuments and memorials, and can be transformative and therapeutic activities for individuals and whole communities.

This evaluation, solicited by the Government of Chile, demonstrates the political will of the Chilean State to advance the issue of disaster risk reduction in addition to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in the management of public policies - one of

This issue includes:

Editorial -

Voices & Ideas:
- Chosica: Prevention Bears Fruit
- Crisis or Mitigation?: The role of relationships between institutions and communities in disaster recovery assistance
- Contingency plans for coping with disasters

This note reports on examples of recent experience in eight countries where national and local governments and civil society participants have worked to strengthen their disaster risk reduction and adaptation actions. These cases, along with similar

All of society - the public and the private sector – ends up facing the consequences of disasters. It follows that all of society, the private sector included, has a role to play in reducing disaster risk. Natural hazards need not result automatically in

This publication points out the vital nexus between women’s experiences of natural resource management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and how they can come together to make whole communities strong and sustainable. It also

This publication seeks to highlight initiatives that have successfully linked poverty reduction and disaster risk reduction in various parts of the world. It features several projects and initiatives that show how DRR can be integrated into poverty

The UNISDR secretariat launches this new publication featuring nine National Platform case studies in an effort to inspire and support the birth of new National Platforms, and also to strengthen existing ones. Governments increasingly recognize the need

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