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.

Community engagement and its vital role in Early Warning Systems implementation
Update
Challenges persist in reaching remote and marginalized communities. Technical infrastructure and communication networks must be strengthened to ensure timely, accurate, accessible and effective dissemination of early warnings.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Joint MPTF project launch
Press release
IOM, WHO and UNDRR launched a joint programme to support the health system responses of the governments of Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon to climate change adaptation and risk reduction over the coming two years.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Flames of Change cover
Update
With collective efforts from various stakeholder groups, including the European Science & Technology Advisory Group (E-STAG) and local and national authorities, UNDRR published two reports containing 9 case studies from the Europe and Central Asia region.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
Barbados' Second EW4ALL National Consultative Workshop
Update
The recognition of the Caribbean region for pioneering the methodology for conducting MHEWS Gap Analysis and Implementation plans is a testament to the impactful contributions facilitated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Kamal Kishore
Update
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Kamal Kishore of India as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Los sistemas de alerta temprana se nutren del conocimiento compartido
Update
Crucial aspects were discussed in order to strengthen early warning systems and disaster preparedness, including the need to link risk knowledge information with modeling and forecasting.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Geneva - Swiss and Geneva flags
Press release
Geneva, Switzerland, has been selected as the host of the headquarters of the secretariat of the Santiago network for averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage. The decision was made by the Advisory Board at its first meeting.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
A group of Indian women sitting in colourful dresses on the floor in Bihar.
Update
The Sendai GAP aims to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework by substantially increasing resource allocations, activities and impacts of gender-responsive DRR and substantially decreasing gender-related disaster risk by 2030.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Bhutan infrastructure resilience
Update
DLGDM organized a workshop to stress-test critical infrastructure as part of the “Enhancing resilience of infrastructure through strengthened governance” project, a pivotal initiative by CDRI and UNDRR in Bhutan.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
Residents exercise in Zhuji park, in China
Update
The city of Zhuji has been recognized as the first Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Hub in China, heralding a major milestone for the global partnership
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
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Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)

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