Overview

Covering 55 countries, UNDRR Europe and Central Asia supports the development of policies and actions towards a more resilient future. We assist countries to monitor and track achievements towards implementing the Sendai Framework, support the development of national and local DRR strategies, build greater engagement with the private sector, and provide policy advice, particularly around sustainable finance and climate security.

Contact us

UNDRR Europe & Central Asia
37 - 40 Boulevard du Régent 
Brussels 1000, Belgium

Phone: +32 22 902 588
Fax: +32 22 904 950
@UNDRR_ECA
undrr-roeca@un.org 

Countries

Country Sendai Focal Point National Platform Country profile on PreventionWeb
Albania General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Albania COUNTRY PROFILE
Andorra Andorran Civil Protection Department - Government of Andorra COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations (Armenia), Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia TEST CONTENT NATIONAL PLATFORM, Armenia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Austria Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics COUNTRY PROFILE
Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Belarus National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Belgium Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Cooperation, Belgium - government, Belgium - government Belgium National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security, Ministry of Security, Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Bulgaria Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria), Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection, Ministry of Interior Bulgaria National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Croatia National Protection and Rescue Directorate, National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Croatia - government Croatia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Cyprus Civil Defence (Cyprus) COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic , Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic), Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic) Czech Republic National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Denmark Danish Emergency Management Agency COUNTRY PROFILE
Estonia Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Interior COUNTRY PROFILE
Finland Ministry of the Interior (Finland), Ministry of the Interior (Finland) Finland National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
France Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition France National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Georgia Emergency Management Service of Georgia COUNTRY PROFILE
Germany Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance Germany National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Greece General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece, General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece, General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece Greece National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Hungary National Directorate General for Disaster Management, National Directorate General for Disaster Management Hungary National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Iceland COUNTRY PROFILE
Ireland COUNTRY PROFILE
Israel Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Emergency Management Authority COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, Italian Civil Protection Department, Italian Civil Protection Department, Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Italy National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Kazakhstan Committee for emergency situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs COUNTRY PROFILE
Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Latvia COUNTRY PROFILE
Liechtenstein Office for Foreign Affairs COUNTRY PROFILE
Lithuania Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs COUNTRY PROFILE
Malta COUNTRY PROFILE
Monaco Ministry of Interior (Monaco), Ministry of Interior (Monaco) Monaco National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Montenegro Ministry of Interior - Directorate for Emergency Situations, Ministry of Interior - Directorate for Emergency Situations, Ministry of Interior and Public Administration Montenegro National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice, Ministry of Security and Justice, Ministry of Justice and Security COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Republic of North Macedonia - government, Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Government of the Republic of Macedonia North Macedonia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Norway Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security Norway National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Poland Government Centre for Security, Government Centre for Security Poland National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection, Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection, Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Romania - government, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Romania - government, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations COUNTRY PROFILE
Russian Federation EMERCOM of Russia (Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters) COUNTRY PROFILE
San Marino COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, International Cooperation Protection and Rescue Sector, Ministry of Interior Serbia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovenia Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Ministry of Defence COUNTRY PROFILE
Spain Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias, Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias Spain National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Sweden Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Sweden National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT, Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT, Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT Switzerland National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Tajikistan Committee of Emergency situations and Civil defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, Ministry of Interior, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, RT Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Turkey National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkmenistan COUNTRY PROFILE
Ukraine State Emergency Service of Ukraine, State Emergency Service of Ukraine COUNTRY PROFILE
United Kingdom Cabinet Office (UK) COUNTRY PROFILE
Uzbekistan COUNTRY PROFILE

News and Events

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Situation development In Croatia, this story began on 22 February 2020, with the first death attributed to COVID-19 in Italy. The same day, the Civil Protection Coordination Centre was established by the Croatian Government. It assembled, among others
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Cities from Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia have initiated efforts to adopt holistic strategies for disaster risk reduction at local level, following resilience assessments carried out with UNDRR support. City
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On the 26th of November 2019, Albania was struck by a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake caused extensive damage in 11 municipalities, including the two most populous, urbanized and developed, Tirana and Durres. The Balkan Peninsula and
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Following the November 2019 earthquake in Albania, which killed 51 people, injured more than 900, and left 17,000 people displaced, the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe reached out to the former Sendai Framework Focal point for Albania, Mr. Maksimiljan
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Two recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction have been put into practice with the adoption of a new law in France: the necessity of including science in the policy-making process, and the importance of the local level insights
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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
Boosting economic growth, insurance and disaster funds, and embracing the private sector would help bolster Caribbean countries that need to invest in resilience.
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With strong support from the ARISE networks in Japan, India and the Philippines, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction organized a consultative workshop to identify pathways to help build the business resilience of micro, small and medium enterprises in Asia-Pacific.
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Publications

Various risk assessments in the context of climate change examine changes in climatic conditions and respective hazards e.g. for the year 2030, 2050 and 2100, but juxtapose this information with data on vulnerability referring to the present. This is a

Regardless of the origin, financial and socio-economic crises feature combinations of adverse conditions: lack of access to financing/credit, slump in investments, household demand and consumption, a falling GDP, high deficits and debt ratios, loss of

Landslides are recognized as part of the geological hazards. They represent a variety of slope failure processes, which could be predisposed by hydrological, hydrogeological and mechanical slope features, or triggered by climatic events, along with

Flash floods (FF) events are difficult to forecast because of their small temporal and spatial scale. Furthermore, they often occur on un-monitored small rivers, where no real-time data is available to warn people. To better anticipate these events and

The post disaster recovery needs assessment (PDNA) framework is intended to help coordinate recovery efforts across different sectors and with a risk reduction focus. In this background, the PDNA project was developed in 2005. It is led by the United

The Greater Paris Region and MASA Group have been working alongside to test contingency plans with the artificial intelligent simulation platform MASA SYNERGY. As a result these contingency plans were updated. In a second stage, senior crisis staff

The "Salerno" and "Palermo" projects represent an optimal example of targeted interventions on the high, medium, and low voltage grids with the aim to improve customer experience while enhancing resilience. The projects have been designed considering a

The Enel Foundation offered training courses during 2016 to more than 200 students from several prestigious academic institutions. The project aims to raise the interest and awareness on resilience across sectors with a specific focus on strategic and

Sağlam Kobi is a model program between UPS, the World Economic Forum (WEF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey (CSR-Turkey). This project was launched in 2013 and the name translates to “strong

To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period

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Overview

The “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia” 2019-2022 Action is a three year initiative supported by the European Commission. This joint initiative between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the European Commission aims to build disaster and climate resilience in the five countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The Initiative will embed an approach that shifts from managing disasters to managing risks and will allow investments to be risk-informed and livelihoods and growth to be sustainable.  This initiative takes a relevant place in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. It directly supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and contributes to the progressive achievement of the following SDG Goals:

  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere (SDG1)
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation (SDG 9)
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13)

This initiative builds on the recommendations, principles, concept, tools and processes offered under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the UNDRR-coordinated Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign, focusing on increased use of risk knowledge and disaster data in decision and policy making. The initiative aims to set the foundation for greater resilience to disaster in Central Asia through improved data management, strengthened risk governance and increased cooperation and experience sharing at the regional, national and local level.

The expected results are:

  • Disaster losses are measured and aligned with international agreements (the Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals)
  • National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies are developed, renewed or further aligned with the ten core requirements developed by the Sendai Framework for DRR.
  • Increased commitments to build local-level resilience are triggered through the resilience assessment of the five capital cities