Leaders are gathering in the UN Headquarters in New York, for the High-Level Meeting of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework. A political declaration to accelerate action on disaster resilience and progress on the Framework has been adopted.
UCLG-MEWA organized a webinar on the critical role of local governments in disaster management. The webinar featured prominent speakers, who shared their valuable insights and experiences on disaster management, mitigation, response, and recovery.
In preparation for the High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the UNDRR ROAS organized an online conference to brief the Sendai Framework National Focal Points on the meeting.
Hot on the heels of COP27, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has brought together ten of Africa’s most disaster-prone nations who want to accelerate climate action through better management of disaster and climate risks.
Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate-related disasters, and will benefit greatly from the UN Secretary-General's plan for Early Warnings for All. To cover all of the continent will take a huge effort, but the first steps have already been taken.
“Extreme weather events do not need to become disasters,” says Mozambique's President Nyusi on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, at the launch of a joint UNDRR-WMO publication on multi-hazard early warning systems.