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“Moving ahead to 2030, we hope to see more and more women becoming agents of resilience.” – Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori At the margins of the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) in New York, UNDRR and partners hosted an event focused on the importance of a ge…
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14 April 2022
Apply here Org. Setting and Reporting Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and…
The application in Costa Rica of the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) has been vital for constructing the foundations of governance with a systemic and better focus for reducing risks in this country.  This was one of the conclusions arising at the session on progress and challenges for the application of GRAF in Latin American countries, held w…
Cities around the world are battling the Covid-19 pandemic against a backdrop of various shocks, pressures, and rising vulnerabilities, all while attempting to prioritise justice, the economy, and climate action in their recovery strategies. Progress on sustainable development must be re-energized in the face of the worst global economic crisis in nearl…
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Closing date:
15 April 2022
Apply here Org. Setting and Reporting Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and…
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18 March 2022
UNDRR INFO is the monthly newsletter from the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with updates on news and activities in the region. This month's edition focuses on the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the statement of Ms.…
This publication is the first part of the Early Days of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiative, supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). As a brief history document, it focuses primarily on the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR): its origins, the 1994 Yokohama Conference the IDNDR DRR days an…
GENEVA, 18 March 2022 – Disasters are rapidly increasing around the globe and the world is not on track to meet its commitments as set out in the 2015 Sendai Framework by 2030. The evidence shows beyond any dispute that disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation work, but must be dramatically scaled up. That was the verdict delivered today by the U…
General Debate – Commission on the Status of Women   As Delivered  Excellencies,   A few weeks ago, the IPCC released their latest report with unsettling findings.  Disasters, which have doubled over the last 20 years, could conceivably double again.   We could see the number of extreme temperature events triple, and some climate damage could soon…
Background The 2030 global agreements specifically recognize the unique opportunity to enhance coherence across policies, institutions, goals, indicators, and measurement systems for implementation and seek to ensure credible links, as appropriate, between these processes.  They further call for coherence in the development, strengthening, and implemen…