Disaster Risk Reduction: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly



Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2020

This Action Brief builds upon the earlier work done by UN Women and UNDRR and other partners to progress the Leave No One Behind agenda in response to COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including micro SMEs, are the bedrock of global, national, and local markets. Two in every three people works in an SME (OECD 2019).1 When disaster strikes, SMEs are hit harder, suffer longer and are slower to recover

DRR and Caribbean Private Sector

The aim of this exploratory paper is to provide some critical perspectives and insights on the role of the private sector in disaster risk reduction, in particular with regards to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery process.



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This paper examines the disaster risk governance structures in Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how they can be strengthened.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction drives the global agenda on disaster risk reduction and resilience. The Sendai Framework addresses both man-made and natural hazards, including related technological, environmental and biological hazards

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Resilience can be created anywhere - even at the kitchen table.

In the documentary “Tsunami Ladies”, producers Emiliano Rodríguez Nuesch and Víctor Orellana show how the women fed neighbors and helped revive their local economies after the tsunamis

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The purpose of this policy paper is to increase awareness of the important role of ecosystem-based approaches in reducing disaster risk. It emphasises the central role of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) in strengthening the coherent implementation of various international frameworks under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction identifies the resilience of critical infrastructure as a key component for disaster risk reduction – in line with Goal 9 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which calls for “sustainable

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The second virtual meeting of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (AWGDRR) was held on Thursday, 22 October 2020 from 14:30-18:15 hrs.

In attendance was Ms. Cristelle Pratt, the Assistant Secretary General for the Environment and