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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…
The last decade was the warmest on record, and leading organisations on climate change indicate that warmer temperatures are not a potential threat but a surety. This report considers ways in which disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and related scientific communities can rise to data challenges in order to provide policymake…
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 recognizes the importance of multihazard early-warning systems (MHEWS) in supporting disaster risk reduction efforts. In particular, it includes commitments to investing in and strengthening people-centred MHEWS, disaster risk communication mechanisms and hazard-monitoring telecommunications sys…
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2 March 2022
The report provides information on the estimated amount of national DRR and CCA expenditures from both internal and external sources. Employing a risk-sensitive budget review (RSBR) methodology, the review tags domestic resources, allocated both directly and indirectly, and international finances such as ODA and other official flows towards DRR and CCA…
The impact of disasters is experienced differently by different people. Factors such as gender, age, life in an urban or rural context, belonging to a native or Afrodescendant people, access to education or social protection mechanisms significantly influence people’s knowledge and ability to prepare and respond to disaster risk. This, in turn, impacts…
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14 March 2022
UNDRR - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT 2021 Key achievements across the region
This policy brief explores challenges faced in gender-responsive disaster risk reduction. Gender inequality, coupled with climate and environment crises, is the greatest sustainable development challenge of the present time. In the past twenty years climate-related disasters have almost doubled, exacerbating inequalities within and between countries. Th…
This collection seeks to recognize and celebrate just a few of the many amazing women leading disaster risk reduction efforts across Asia and the Pacific, in the hope that these profiles will inspire other women doing the same. Women are excellent leaders, yet they are still underrepresented in decision-making and leadership in disaster risk reduction.…
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) welcomes the priorities of the G20 Italy Presidency under the theme ‘People, Planet, Prosperity’ and calls upon G20 leaders to address the urgent need for increasing ‘financing for disaster risk reduction’.