UNDRR News

The latest news from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the lead UN agency for the coordination of disaster risk reduction.

Suriname Advances National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy
Update
Suriname's development framework, as outlined in the National Development Plan 2017-2021, underscores the country's commitment to disaster risk management and climate change action.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Atlixco impulsa la protección del patrimonio cultural ante desastres con un innovador Plan de Acción
Update
This innovative tool allows for the identification of gaps and opportunities, the definition of priority actions, and the promotion of community participation in integrating specific measures into territorial planning instruments.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
United Nations Development Programme - Mexico
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Community announcement
The Global Assessment Report (GAR) 2025 will measure the cost of not investing in resilience for people the planet and prosperity.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Community announcement
UNDRR is pleased to launch a Call for Applications to serve on the GP2025 Sessions' Organizing Teams. The Global Platform Organizing Teams (OTs) are multi-stakeholder groups of experts that help shape the substantive aspects of Global Platforms
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SRSG UNDRR and Italy ambassador to Kenya shaking hands
Update
On 11 June 2024, the Government of Italy signed an agreement with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to strengthen early warning for early action systems in Kenya for EUR 1.5 million for the period of 2024-2027.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Inauguration of Tanzania’s ‘Emergency Operation and Communication Center’ Situation Room
Press release
On 14 June, Tanzania celebrated the inauguration of its Emergency Operation and Communication Center (EOCC) Situation Room, which is the first national room to be set up under the Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Early Action System Programme.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
CIMA Foundation - Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale
Cali - Resilient hub
Press release
As Resilience Hubs, Cali, Montevideo, Pudahuel, and Santa Ana play a crucial role in the MCR2030 network, sharing knowledge and good practices with other cities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Madagascar stress testing infrastructure resilience
Update
The Cellule de Prévention et d'appui à la Gestion des Urgences (CPGU) convened infrastructure stakeholders from the various ministries and key experts to stress test Madagascar's critical infrastructure and evaluate current infrastructure practices.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
Stakeholders in Tonga identifying a roadmap to infrastructure resilience
Update
The National Disaster Risk Management Office (NDRMO), Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conducted the Resilient Critical Infrastructure Review Recommendations Workshop.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
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Statements and messages
UNDRR welcomes the proposed outcome document of the SIDS4 conference, the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for SIDS (ABAS), for its vision on disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States
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