United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres

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Established by decision of General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), based on the experience of U-XK0046 - International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), the 1994 Yokohama Strategy and the 1999 strategy 'A Safer World in the 21st Century: Disaster and Risk Reduction', and the 'Geneva Mandate on Disaster Reduction' adopted Jul 1999 at IDNDR Programme Forum. Mandate extended 2001 (GA Res 56/195). 'Hyogo Declaration' and 'Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015' endorsed, 2005. Succeeded by 'Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030', adopted 18 Mar 2015.


Serve as the focal point in the UN system for the coordination of disaster reduction; ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the UN system and regional organizations and activities in socio-economic and humanitarian fields.


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Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction; Executive Office. Sections (3): Advocacy and Outreach; Risk Knowledge; Coordination and Regional Programming. Headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland). Regional offices (5): Asia - Bangkok (Thailand); Africa - Nairobi (Kenya); Europe - Brussels (Belgium); Arab States - Cairo (Egypt); Americas and the Caribbean - Panama (Panama). Liaison offices in: New York NY (USA); Bonn (Germany).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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