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.

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
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
Hurricane winds battering a coast
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
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
local resilience workshop in Leova
Update
To strengthen local preparedness and support cities in reducing risk and building resilience, UNDRR ROECA expanded its cooperation in 2024 with four Moldovan cities: Anenii-Noi, Căușeni, Leova, and Sîngera.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
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
Event - Disaster Forensics
Update
Amidst the escalating toll of disasters, the Humanitarian Network and Partnerships Weeks recently convened a session titled "Applied Disaster Forensics: Learn from the past to build a resilient future."
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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

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