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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…
Around 1 billion people, or 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability, according to the World Health Organization, with 80% of them living in developing countries. In times of disasters, persons with disabilities are the most vulnerable and are often the first victims. In a global survey done by the United Nations in 2013…
After going through a rigorous evaluation assessment, Recife, Brazil, has been recognized as the fourth Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Hub in the Americas and the Caribbean and the tenth at a global level. The announcement was made on January 10th, 2022.   Resilience Hubs are recognized for their commitment to building local resilien…
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…
Objectives: To present experiences of integrating climate adaptation tools, disaster risk reduction, territorial planning, and resilience building to strengthen and promote sustainable development at the local level. Present experiences of collaboration between members of the regional coordination committee and other organizations associated with the…
From March 7 to 9, 2022, the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development 2022 will be held in Costa Rica. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), with the support of the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention, makes this event propitious to present, under the modality of a pa…
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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
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean (UNDRR-ROAMC) invite MCR2030 Local governments and participating entities to share good practices and lessons learned on local governments engagement and Collaboration with their local communities for disaster risk red…
Recurrent disasters have created exposure hotspots in Jamaica calling for an understanding of the development of vulnerabilities and risks in the country based on forensic investigation. Jamaica has recently hosted the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean, during the ‘Learning Labs’ it provided a platform f…
On December 21, 2021 Campinas (SP, Brazil) became one of the first cities in the Americas and the Caribbean to be recognized as a "Resilience Hub" of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative. After this announcement, on January 12, 2022, Mayor Dario Saadi received the certificate, on behalf of the city, from the captain of the hands of Mili…