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.

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Update
From 12 to 14 March 2024, the annual Co-production and Coordination Meeting of the Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Action System was organized by the African Union Commission and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in Nairobi.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
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Press release
UNDRR, Standard Chartered and KPMG launch an adaptation and resilience financing roadmap to galvanise vital funding efforts ahead of COP29.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Standard Chartered Bank
KPMG International
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Update
The UNDRR and ISC are undertaking a review of the Hazard Information Profiles (HIPs) to enhance their relevance and usability in disaster risk reduction efforts, particularly in multi-hazard contexts.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
International Science Council (ISC)
WIN 2024
Community announcement
The nominations for the 2024 Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) Leadership Awards are now open! Nominate yourself or others by 14 June 2024.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Women's International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR)
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
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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

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