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To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period 2015 – 2030 and provide an overview for the entire 15-year span of the Framework. To provide a start…
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how important it is to have resilient systems in place to manage unexpected shocks. The systemic nature of risk with multi sectoral impacts, and its cascading effects where one disaster can rapidly lead to another, demonstrate how complex and deadly disaster risks have become. In the case of COVID-19, a biological ha…
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the consequences of systematically underinvesting in resilience. Even before the world brings the COVID-19 disaster under control, we will all be demanding: “Never again.” At the same time, we know that there is another crisis unfolding – the climate emergency. Climate extremes and slow onset events due to climate change…
UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR.  This month's edition includes stories on the 2019 earthquake in Albania, and the reconstruction and recovery process that followed.
This paper sets out UNDRR’s recommendations, lessons learned and highlights opportunities to build infrastructure resilience. Insights shared in this paper are expected to be of relevance and interest to partners locally, nationally and internationally.
This paper sets out some key reflections and recommendations on challenges and opportunities associated with bridging cybersecurity and disaster risk reduction aimed at assisting organizations to become more resilient in a rapidly evolving threat and risk landscape. Insights shared here are expected to be of relevance and interest to partners locally, n…
Chisinau municipality is the first city in the Republic of Moldova to join the UNDRR flagship initiative – Making Cities Resilient 2030 and the first city to use the Preliminary Disaster  Resilience Scorecard for Cities and the Public Health Addendum. The main resilience challenges in the Chisinau municipality: 1. Resilience is not perceived as an inte…
UNDRR INFO, is the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on the Central Asia Initiative, the release of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021, a blog post on urban resilience from Mr. Zdravko Maksimović, Head of the Civil Protection Department, Kra…
UNDRR INFO, is the regional office for Europe's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on: New stress testing tool helps withstand hybrid and cascading risk scenarios, DRR strategy assessment, Interview with the UN-SG’s Special Representative for DRR, Ms Mami Mizutori, an update on Sendai Framew…