This report highlights certain accomplishments UNISDR Europe has achieved in 2012 and previews the work to be addressed as UNISDR connects and convinces to build resilience to disaster. UNISDR's advocacy work is strengthened by the success in generating credible evidence on the efficacy of disaster risk reduction.
Building on the foundations undertaken in previous years, UNISDR Europe has positioned disaster risk reduction securely in the European policy agenda and achieved significant gains in support for disaster risk reduction work at the local, regional and national levels. Our partnerships account for these successes. Without the dedication, support and engagement of national governments and our regional partners, such as the European Commission, The European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) Council of Europe and the European national platforms for disaster risk reduction, the results achieved would not have been possible.