Partnerships and all-of-society approaches lie at the heart of effective disaster risk reduction. Building resilience and promoting risk-informed decision-making and investment are collective challenges and responsibilities, which call upon a collaboration between governments, the United Nations and other international organizations and stakeholder groups at large.

As the focal point for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the United Nations system, UNDRR supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction through systematic and structured engagement with a wide range of stakeholders. Aligned with the Sendai Framework and in coherence with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Climate Agreement, cross-sectoral partnerships beyond the traditional disaster risk reduction community are important to successfully address the significantly broadened scope and complexity of today’s risk landscape.

As provided in the UNDRR Partnership Strategy, UNDRR works closely with other United Nations system entities, representatives of Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including; the private sector, the civil society and community-based organizations, the science and technology community, parliamentarians, children and youth, local authorities, media. UNDRR also contributes to Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives & Partnerships linked and engaged in the global risk and resilience discussions.

To convene stakeholders at all levels around the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework, UNDRR leads and engages in various stakeholder initiatives. These include targeted partner networks and mechanisms, and UNDRR processes, such the Regional and Global DRR Platforms, as well as the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments Online Platform.

Children and Youth
Civil Society and Community-Based Organizations
Local Authorities
Private Sector
Science and Technology Community
UN System