UNISDR New York Liaison Office
The New York Liaison Office focuses its efforts on engaging with Member States and other New York based actors to promote disaster risk reduction within the global/UN policy agenda.
UNISDR has had a presence in New York since 2005.
Disaster risk reduction is increasingly recognized and understood as a strategic approach that contributes to making the development of countries and communities more sustainable and resilient.
The adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and its links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the SAMOA Pathway, and the work of the ECOSOC and the General Assembly, including through the High-level Political Forum, among others, has elevated disaster risk reduction as a central component of the United Nations’ work and the inter-governmental processes in New York.
With the UNISDR Headquarters based in Geneva, the New York Liaison Office focuses its efforts to increase support for disaster risk reduction within the United Nations policy agenda. The office works closely with UN Member States, UN system entities, civil society and other New York based partners, serving as an information hub for them on matters related to disaster risk reduction and UNISDR activities.
The office supports high-level UN officials in their advocacy efforts vis-à-vis disaster risk reduction and provides technical and substantive support to inter-governmental and inter-agency bodies advancing work on disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and related areas.
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New York, home to the UN Headquarters, is at the centre of high-level debate, inter-governmental negotiations, and global development and humanitarian discourse. Amid this environment, our office’s activities entail engaging with a variety of actors, organizations and groups to advance and promote disaster risk reduction.