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Disaster risks make up a high percentage of losses in relation to infrastructure, the economy and social sustainability in countries struck by disasters. The special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Mami Mizutori, supports the structuring of disaster prevention systems in vulnerable zones and th…
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…
The closing of the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP21) was memorable: at the convention centre in Kingston, Jamaica, and through the virtual connections of panellists and participants throughout the continent, everyone danced to One Love, by Bob Marley. And they danced and celebrated because the eve…
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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
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…
This two-day and a half-day workshop aims to: Strengthen the capacity of the Sendai Framework Monitor focal points and organizations who are engaged in monitoring the SF implementation to understand and use Target G and custom indicators in their efforts to measure the effectiveness of early warning systems. Participants will be presented with a broad…
Despite scarce resources, major strategies have been implemented individually in different countries to improve school preparedness, resilience, response and recovery.   To ensure political commitment at the regional and national level, the First Caribbean Ministerial Safe School Forum was organized in April 2017 in Antigua and Barbuda, during which the…
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…
The region is on the right track. This was the view expressed during her visit to Panama by Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).  “The Americas and the Caribbean is one of the regions most affected by disas…
Since its inauguration in 1914, the Panama Canal has become one of the most important structures in the world. Not only is it the route through which 6% of world commerce flows, but it is also one of the most transcendental and eye-catching modern engineering constructions: a system of locks that connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through an art…