Press Releases

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?
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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
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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
Tajikistan DesInventar Training
DUSHANBE– On 20-21 May, experts from Tajikistan stepped up action on disaster resilience through training on the “DesInventar-Sendai” – a disaster information management software. The workshop was organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk
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The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
In a new, first-of-its-kind joint report, From protection to prevention: The role of cooperative and mutual insurance in disaster risk reduction, the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) and the United Nations Office for
Non-COVID disaster trends in 2020
While world attention remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing number of climate-related disasters continues to be a growing challenge for disaster management agencies, according to an analysis released today of non-COVID related disasters
More than 300 people from Latin America and the Caribbean came together virtually to address the progress in disaster preparation in the region. The meeting took place within the framework of the workshop entitled “Enhanced Disaster preparedness for