Overview

UNDRR’s New York Liaison Office (NYLO) provides policy advice and support to UN Member and Observer States and other stakeholders, supports the Office of the Secretary-General, and closely works with UN system partners to advance disaster risk reduction and Sendai Framework  implementation. 

The NYLO promotes policy coherence across disaster risk reduction, climate action, sustainable development, and financing for development through intergovernmental deliberations and policy decisions taken at the General Assembly and ECOSOC.  

This includes promoting DRR integration and coherence with the Sendai Framework in the implementation of major intergovernmental agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries, the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries and the Samoa Pathway for Small Island Developing States, to ensure their implementation benefits from and contributes to reducing disaster risk. 

Speeches

The Johns Hopkins glacier, Alaska
Tsunamis are only devastating if people and their livelihoods get in the way, as suggested by the largest tsunami ever recorded only killing five people.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
ARISE National Network in Egypt
Cairo, 25 October 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Arab States launched the ARISE Egypt National Network, which is the second National ARISE network to be developed in the Arab Region.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Cruise ships are steaming back to Caribbean ports, airlines are ramping up flights and the vaccine roll-out is underway but it could still be several years before countries recuperate from the pandemic that has rocked the region, say experts.
Despite the deep scars left by the crisis, countries now have a fresh focus on health, resilience and regionalism plus a chance to fully incorporate disaster risk reduction into their recovery.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment Bishkek
On 21 September, the city of Bishkek, in cooperation with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), conducted the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment. The event is part of a series of workshops focused on resilience assessments and the development of the “Local Disaster Resilience Strategy and Action Plan” for the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic by August 2022.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
VotC
MCR2030’s short video contest 'Voices of the Community - Getting Ready for a Resilient Future in the Americas and the Caribbean', gives local voices a platform to tell a story, share ideas, practices, and experiences of their communities related to disaster risk reduction and resilience. The contest emphasizes the ability of local communities to reduce their disaster risks, their efforts to build resilient cities and highlights potential pathways for effective partnerships.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Investing in reducing disaster and climate risk is vital for the sustainable development and the future resilience of the citizens of SIDS. We must all come together towards implementing the Sendai Framework so that this becomes a reality.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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
Three girls walking on the site of the 2004 Indonesia tsunami
However rare they might be, tsunamis are the single most deadly of all sudden onset natural hazards. Millions of people live and work in tsunami-exposed communities across the world’s oceans.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Africa Multi-hazard Early Warning and Action System for Disaster Risk Reduction
A Multi-Hazard Early Warning/Early Action Conference was convened from 20-22 October 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and supported by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The event was attended by representatives from Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Member States as well as other stakeholders. They came together to appraise, discuss and validate the MHEWS/EA Framework and to provide critical inputs required for the development of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and data sharing policy of the MHEWS/EA Framework and the Continental MHEWS/EA Situation Room.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa African Union Commission Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale
Consultation Workshop on DRMSCA in Tajikistan
Tajikistan’s Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense conducted a Consultation Workshop on the Tajikistan Disaster Risk Management System Capacity Assessment, gathering a wide range of stakeholders from different sectors.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia

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