Press Releases

street vendor push his cart full of bananas through a flooded street in downtown during the rise of Negro River in Manaus, Brasil (2021).
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today issues a new report “International Cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction” which highlights low levels of investments in disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction for the world’s most vulnerable countries.
Mami Mizutori (UNDRR) and Prof. Petteri Taalas (WMO)
The World Meteorological Organization and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction are marking 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the announcement of the creation of a Centre of Excellence for Climate and Disaster Resilience.
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
Fifth Arab Regional Platform logo
4 October 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Arab States (UNDRR ROAS), the Kingdom of Morocco, and the League of Arab States announce the convening of the Fifth Arab Regional Platform for Disaster Risk
Suppression of forest fire.
This supplemental report provides definitions of over 300 hazards that are relevant to the UN landmark agreements of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Are we prepared for new pandemics? And for evermore extreme events increased by climate change in one of the world’s areas that has suffered the greatest economic losses due to earthquakes and hurricanes?
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
Farmer taking care of mangroves
A mangrove restoration project in Vietnam that combines resilience building with risk-themed theatre was announced today as the winner of the 2021 Risk Award.
Monreal, Germany - 07 15 2021: Huge flood of the Elz river in Monreal, Eifel
GENEVA, 16 July 2021 – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, today extended her condolences to all those affected by the current severe floods across Europe and urged greater investment in disaster
ALMATY, June 3, 2021 - Strengthening Financial Resilience & Accelerating Risk Reduction (SFRARR) in Central Asia Program held its first steering committee meeting with program stakeholders. SFRARR is funded by the European Union and has two result areas