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.

Two men shaking hands at the Beau Bassin Rose Hill MCR2030 launch
In November 2023, the township of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill took a step forward in enhancing its resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Soulinh, Lao PDR
"We, the villagers of Soulinh Village, gathered to discuss potential disasters that could impact our lives and livelihoods," explained Mr. Phantamin, Chair of the Village Disaster Management Committee in Soulinh, a village in Phongsaly,
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
The uncounted costs of disaster
Estimates of the cost of disasters paint a partial picture of their true toll, in terms of human lives and economic, developmental and social impacts.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Tonga drill
The 15 January 2022 tsunami in Tonga demonstrates how a high level of risk awareness among the population, combined with effective early warning systems, saves lives.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Bhutan stakeholders
First meeting of experts provided a platform to foster a shared vision for infrastructure resilience and a collaborative approach to address the pressing challenges posed by natural hazards and climate change.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
United Nations Satellite Centre
National authorities MCR2030
Reducing disaster risk is seemingly never-ending in a country like the Philippines, which is exposed to a multitude of natural hazards.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Landscape of the Blue Nile and waterfall in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is severely affected by climate related hazards. As one of the 30 countries identified by the EW4All Initiative, Ethiopia is taking action to implement a multi-hazard early warning and early action system.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Iluminated light bulb is located on soil and plant are growing.
Webinars on sharing the lessons and tools from a 1.5-year-long work on Budget Tagging and Tracking for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Infrastructure stakeholders conduct stress test
Workshop focusing on infrastructure resilience was conducted in Santiago to delve into the knowledge and contributions that public entities and infrastructure operators can make to strengthen the resilience of infrastructure systems.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
United Nations Satellite Centre
Group photo from Climate scorecard and finance training in Panama
Responding to the Political Declaration of the high-level meeting on the midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the workshop was held to enhance sub-national capacities focusing on accessing funds for implementation.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)
Climate Bonds Initiative
World Council on City Data

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