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Background The Arab Region is considered one of the world's major climate change hotspots and highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of global warming. Depending on the extent of climatic disruption, the consequences of climate change are expected to worsen already critical situations present in the region, and function as a risk multiplier to dis…
Background This National workshop on “Global risk assessment framework -Strengthening Methods for Risk Analysis & Risk data governance in Sudan” is being organized jointly by the National Council of Civil Defence, the Government of Sudan, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The adoption of the Sendai Framework for Dis…
This edition of the Africa Regional Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (Af-RAR) comes at a time of increased recognition of the pivotal role of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. DRR is now an integral part of social and economic development and is essential if sustainable development is to become a reali…
The Resilience Building and Disaster Response Management in the Indian Ocean (RDRM-IO) programme UNDRR component was launched on 22 March 2022. The objective of the UNDRR component is to improve Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) understanding and governance capacities of the island states of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles through activities…
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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 main objective of the session was to review progress and agree on the next steps to advance progress with respect to the implementation of action points from the last virtual meeting as well as strategic priorities and decisions in the Tunis Declaration and the Africa Common Position to the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The meeti…
Background The Arab Region is considered one of the world's major climate change hotspots and highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of global warming. Depending on the extent of climatic disruption, the consequences of climate change are expected to worsen already critical situations present in the region, and function as a risk multiplier to disast…
SMEs are the bedrock of global, national, and local markets, supporting 50% of global GDP and employing two of every three people. When disaster strikes, SMEs are hit harder, bearing around 75% of losses experienced by businesses. SMEs also suffer longer and are slower to recover than larger businesses. The UN Global Compact Network South Africa (GCNSA)…
    MCR2030 is a place where cities can find guidance and support to enhance understanding on risk reduction and resilience, to improve strategic planning to reduce risk and build resilience, and to take actions and progress along the resilience roadmap. It is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sha…
  Time:   11:00 Victoria / Port Louis | 10:00 Nairobi / Antananarivo / Moroni  Interpretation: French-English Watch the webinar recording           BACKGROUND The World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November has been celebrated as a reminder of the risk and deadly effects of Tsunamis, since it was designated by the United Nations General Asse…