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

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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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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, March 18, 2020 – As a result of the impact and uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management
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Tercera conferencia mundial de las Naciones Unidas sobre Reducción de Riesgo de Desastre.
PANAMA CITY, Panama, March 18, 2020 – Those seated at the main table expressed joy and satisfaction on a cool midday in Sendai, Japan, when 187 member countries of the United Nations came together to adopt a new guiding framework for disaster risk
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Women in the Caribbean
PANAMA CITY, Panama, 9 March, 2020 - Alert systems designed to warn Caribbean communities of approaching hazards should be better tailored to reach women who are most likely to be impacted, said delegates at last December's Comprehensive Disasters
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Las mapeadoras trabajando
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá , 9 de marzo 2020 - Cuando la campesina Haydee Rodríguez habla, la gente escucha. Lo hacen porque su mensaje es poderoso: el valor de la comunidad en la reducción de riesgo y, más importante aún, el valor de las mujeres como
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Children run in the courtyard outside Barbuda Primary School
On March 11, 2011 a 9.1 Magnitude undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that engulfed more than 200 square miles of coastal land in northeast Japan. The world watched as TV news broadcast footage of 30-foot tsunami waves laying waste to entire towns
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Early warning systems, community resilience, and protecting economies in the Caribbean topped the agenda at Sint Maarten’s Comprehensive Disaster Management conference.
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Kingston hosts workshop ‘Disaster Risk Reduction and Making Cities Resilient’, aiming to localize the global objectives of the ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign.
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SRSG WELCOME REMARKS World Tsunami Awareness Day Panel Discussion 5 November 2019
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Mami Mitzutori, UNDRR Special Representative of the Secretary General, visits Chiapas to see how an earthquake-struck village rebuilds and communities boost resilience.
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Jamaica on track for successful hosting of Seventh DRR Regional Platform in Americas and Caribbean, hoping to bring together key stakeholders and foster collaboration.
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Publications

This paper argues that a human rights-based approach (HRBA), i.e. participation in political life, consultation of affected groups in decision-making processes, access to justice, due process, transparency and accountability, provides excellent tools towards a real positive change in disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and mitigation. The publication analyses case studies in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and Nepal.

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

This document asks if transformation pathways for disaster risk management can be observed, and if so then how and why they unfold as observed. The study uses a qualititative analysis to establish an empirical basis for policy development that can more

This document presents a project which aims at improving the knowledge of the distribution of building type for 18 countries where more detailed information, than that previously gathered, became available. Secondly, the project attempts to solve the

This background paper presents a selection of fully probabilistic hazard and risk assessments conducted at local (city) level in Colombia where the same methodology and model used for the GAR13 and GAR15 have been followed; that is, representing hazard

This study presents a risk assessment carried out in Colombia, Belize and Spain with an open model that can be used by every government or user: the CAPRA (Comprehensive Approach to Probabilistic Risk Assessment) platform. This platform is open access

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 summary report complements a longer technical background

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

Stamford (USA), Puerto Montt (Chile) and Luanda (Angola) cities held workshops with multiple stakeholders to complete the United Nations City Disaster Resilience Scorecard. The workshops were notable in identifying both technical requirements, and also

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

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for the Americas and the Caribbean

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