Private Sector

Front Cover of the 2021 Financing for Sustainable Development Report
On 15 April, Member States gathered virtually to adopt the Outcome Document of the 2021 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development. This year’s outcome document provides indispensable intergovernmental policy guidance to
ARISE
The National UAE Private Sector Alliance for DRR (ARISE UAE) participated in the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 2021 (AFSD-2021) in a special session for the private sector under the theme “Catalyzing Private Sector Engagement in the Decade of
Infrastructure Resilience
The UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) and the Private Sector Alliance in the United Arab Emirates (ARISE UAE) brought together Real estate Developers and Regulators from the public sector to discuss the resilience of the Real Estate Sector
ARISE RAK PR
ARISE UAE in association with RAK Hospital launched the Middle East’s first-ever comprehensive ‘Online COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program’, which will be offered to patients suffering from long COVIDsymptoms, completely free of cost. ARISE, the Private
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
ARISE
Dubai
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ARISE Japan’s annual public symposium, titled “Creating disaster resilient communities by ‘going local’ in DRR,” was held online on 2 March 2021. The event was attended by 60 participants, over half of whom were from the wider private sector, as well as others from academia, local government, and civil society.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Port of Spain
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), through the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilience Societies (ARISE) initiative, is engaging the private sector to create more risk-resilient enterprises so that business can
DRR and Caribbean Private Sector

The aim of this exploratory paper is to provide some critical perspectives and insights on the role of the private sector in disaster risk reduction, in particular with regards to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery process.