Press Releases

IOM
The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has joined the Making Cities Resilient (MCR2030) initiative as a supporting entity.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
The Government of Croatia and the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South-Eastern Europe, with UNDRR support, organised a 3-day workshop on the EFDRR Roadmap priority area on investing in disaster risk reduction (DRR)
Croatia - government Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Ministerial RT Athens
Heads of National Disaster Management Authorities from Eastern Mediterranean met in Athens today to participate in the first EFDRR Roadmap 2020-2030 action-oriented dialogue on ‘Inclusive and Collaborative Systems for Heat and Wildfire Risks Governance’.
Greece - government United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
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A report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that half of the countries globally are not protected by Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction World Meteorological Organization
Regional forum CA
A three-day Regional Forum - Meeting of the Heads of Emergency Authorities in Central Asia concluded today in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Tajikistan - government Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction World Bank, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Paola Albrito
The Office of the Secretary-General has appointed Ms. Paola Albrito as the next Director of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction effective 1 October 2022.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
WIN DRR generic poster
The winners were selected from the 420 nominations that were received from 24 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. The awards, which come with a cash prize, celebrate women's achievements in reducing disaster risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Women's International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction
Concept of climate change technology.
Report focuses on greenhouse gases, global temperatures, climate predictions and tipping points, urban climate change, extreme weather impacts and early warnings.
World Meteorological Organization United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
 Regional Early Warning Systems Consortium (REWSC) Meeting
The REWSC is an excellent study case of governance mechanisms on how regional and global organizations coordinate actions aiming to increase the efficiency of EWS with a multi-hazard approach in the context of systemic risk and complexity.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency The Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems Initiative
Concept Note - Catalysing a decade of disaster preparedness action in Latin America and the Caribbean
The European Union, through its Disaster Preparedness Programme (DP) under the Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), has invested more than 321 million euros in 34 countries.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)