Press Releases

Vector city concept
Matosinhos in Portugal and the Province of Potenza in Italy were recognised for pioneering strategies to reduce the impact of disasters including fires and earthquakes.
AN African woman wearing a face mask to protect her from COVID-19. She is walking across a market.
As world leaders are traveling to Bali to meet at the Global Platform for DRR 2022 and discuss how to better prevent and reduce current and future risks, the UNU-EHS and UNDRR have launched the new report “Rethinking Risks in Times of COVID-19.”
Maloe in Sweden.
Swedish coastal city recognised for its work to reduce the risk posed by rising sea levels, extreme weather and climate change.
Image showing air polution in Indonesia by large fires
Human activity and behaviour is contributing to an increasing number of disasters across the world, putting millions of lives and every social and economic gain in danger, warns a new UN report.
SRSG in Panama
During her visit to Panama, the head of UNDRR assessed progress in the region regarding disaster risk reduction and highlighted the achievements obtained.
Brisbane skyline
Registration for the much-anticipated Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) 2022 is now open.
Group of people walking over green rice fields.
Disasters are rapidly increasing around the globe and the world is not on track to meet its commitments as set out in the 2015 Sendai Framework by 2030. The evidence shows beyond any dispute that disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation work.
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.
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.
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.