People bringing sandbags to prevent flooding in Bangkok, Thailand (2011)
Following the release of the IPCC Working Group II Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, issued a statement.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
EWS
The development of Early Warning Systems has been identified by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement as a key pathway to prevent disasters.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Image of the disaster caused by typhoon Rolly and Ulysses in Catanduanes Bicol November 2020
Since 2013, a close partnership between humanitarian organizations and the government has been critical to strengthening the Philippines’s disaster risk reduction and management.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Final Regional Seminar: BBB Post COVID 19
The Final Regional Closing Seminar for Building back Better from COVID-19 in the Arab States: Applying the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Enabling a Prevention-Oriented and Risk-Informed Approach
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States Egypt - government
Campinas RH
On December 21, 2021 Campinas (SP, Brazil) became one of the first cities in the Americas and the Caribbean to be recognized as a "Resilience Hub" of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative. After this announcement, on January 12, 2022, Mayor Dario Saadi received the certificate, on behalf of the city, from the captain of the hands of Military Police, Felipe Zaupa, in representation of Colonel PM Romanek, chief secretary of the Military House and state coordinator of Protection and Civil Defense.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Prefeitura do Município de Campinas, São Paulo Departamento de Defesa Civil de Campinas
Turkmenistan IWG for DRR
With the support of the European Union, the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) convened a high-level meeting with the members of the newly established Interagency Working Group for Disaster Risk Reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Workshop in Jamaica
The FORIN Methodology two-day workshop held on January 19 and 20 in Kingston, Jamaica, convened 28 participants from local and national governmental agencies. The workshop concluded with two formulated case studies agreed upon by all participating stakeholders. These case studies will be developed in the following years and presented at the next Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Red de Estudios Sociales en Prevención de Desastres en América United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
UNDRR advocates for full inclusion of persons with disabilities and their leaders in developing and implementing national and local disaster risk reduction strategies. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction - our guiding document adopted by Member States in 2015 - repeatedly mentions their involvement. While much has been achieved, much more still needs to be done.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
As many of you know, the work of UNDRR is guided by this global blueprint for risk reduction and resilience adopted unanimously by all Member States in 2015. With the changing face of risk as the back drop, the Mid-term Review of the Sendai Framework is underway, and the timing could not be better. Not only the COVID-19 pandemic but also the climate emergency is making clear that shocks from disasters cannot be substantially reduced unless the dynamic and systemic nature of risk is better understood.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Call community engagement
MCR2030's Local governments and collaborators are invited to share good practices and lessons learned on local governments' engagement and Collaboration with their local communities for disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, and urban resilience.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean