Oceania

It is now seven years since the International Conference on Small Island Developing States took place in Samoa and adopted the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action Pathway, known as the SAMOA Pathway. The Pacific has become a role model on how to integrate disaster risk management, climate change adaptation and sustainable development goals. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, in the context of the mid-term review of the Sendai Framework, which has just started and will culminate in the year 2023, is now looking at how best to support SIDS to overcome the specific constraints they are facing in reducing their disaster losses.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
SFM Progress in AP
This regional report demonstrates the use and value of the SFM reporting data for strengthening disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Asia Pacific countries, with ten country case studies that highlight good practice for effective disaster data management.
mangrove trees that were hit by the Tsunami several years ago on a beach in the Aceh Indonesia
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami, coastal forests helped dampen damage from the tsunami. Building on this, an Indonesian NGO called 'Yagasu' are using mangroves to bolster ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, improve local livelihood, and aid in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Photos of award winners
The inaugural WIN DRR Leadership Awards have been granted to Ms. Vasiti Soko, Director of the National Disaster Management Office in Fiji, and Dr. Nuraini Rahma Hanifa, an earthquake scientist who founded U-INSPIRE Alliance
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ESCAP Disaster Week banner
The year 2020 saw Asia-Pacific deal with the dual occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic along with climate-related disasters, which triggered cascading impacts across sectors. As the region was already not projected to achieve any of the Sustainable
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
ADPC and UNDRR logos
Bangkok, Thailand — The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) have signed a Statement of Cooperation to strengthen the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
MCR2030  Asia Pacific webinar photo
Over the last 20 years, disasters in Asia-Pacific have become more numerous and expensive, and cities are where the impacts of these disasters are most acutely felt.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Asia Pacific climate week banner image
As the most disaster-prone region, the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2021 wrapped up on Friday 9 July with a strong recognition of the region’s potential to lead on resilience building against the impacts of climate change in conjunction with an increased commitment to shift to low-carbon economies.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Panelists of World Tsunami Awareness Day Pacific Webinar
International collaboration must be made stronger to make communities resilient to tsunamis
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Speaker in the future thinking webinar
To develop and enhance resilience, the best way forward is to create a system that helps us anticipate and identify different future possibilities and helps to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of today. In support of this approach, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Jakarta; the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok; the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Accelerator Lab – Indonesia; and youth alliance group, U-INSPIRE Alliance organized a webinar on disaster risk reduction to discuss new ways of mitigating future crises and disasters.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office - Jakarta
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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