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

participants of the10th Network of Portuguese Resilient Cities
Update
From May 22nd to 24th, the 10th Meeting of the Network of Portuguese Resilient Cities and Towns, integrated into the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), took place in Évora, Alentejo region of Portugal.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Portuguese National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection
Kamal Kishore, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Update
UNDRR is pleased to welcome Kamal Kishore, who starts his term as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Co-investment platform on climate information and early warning systems (CIEWS) established
Update
CAF, UNDRR, Green Climate Fund, and other institutional partners are structuring a regional facility that will support LAC countries to formulate national and regional projects on “Climate Information and Early Warning Systems (CIEWS)” .
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and The Caribbean
Green Climate Fund
Landmark regional agreement with the EU strengths disaster risk management in Latin America and the Caribbean
Press release
The MOU supports the commitments made in the Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework in Latin America and the Caribbean. It could also serve as a platform to further the UN Secretary-General´s Early Warnings for All Initiative.
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)
Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres en América Central
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Comité Andino para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres
Mercado Comun del Sur
Liderazgo femenino impulsa la resiliencia en Guatemala
Feature
From difficult accessibility to the permanent hazard of insecurity, every day represents a struggle for survival in this small neighborhood. But in the face of adversity, the community does not give up.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Chile apuesta por fortalecer su infraestructura resiliente
Update
Representatives from various sectors discussed the implementation of an action plan based on the recommendations of the application of the Global Methodology for Infrastructure Resilience, developed by UNDRR and CDRI.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Chile - government
SVG was impacted by a volcanic eruption during COVID-19.
Update
Effective Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) in the Caribbean region can only be made possible through the strong leadership of strengthened NMHSs, with the alignment of NDRMOs, who integrate co-design and delivery approaches in their services.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems Initiative
EW4ALL workshop in Khujand
Press release
Tajikistan takes significant strides towards bolstering its resilience against natural hazards and climate change impacts through a series of local level workshops under the Early Warnings for All (EW4ALL) initiative.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Desarrollo sostennible
Press release
Despite evidence showcasing the effectiveness of investment in DRR for safeguarding development gains, funding for this area remains insufficient.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Children seek cover under their desks
Community announcement
We are excited to announce an opportunity for you to contribute to the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2024 campaign “Empowering the next generation for a disaster-free future” aimed at inspiring and engaging children and youth on DRR.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

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