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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 concerns highlighted and ambitions expressed at recent international summits, conferences, multilateral platforms and the UN General Assembly demonstrate that there is an alignment of a wide range of actors on their commitment to disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development.

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 (DRR) 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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UNISDR New York

2 United Nations Plaza
11th Floor (DC2-1149)
10017
New York, United States of America

Phone: +1 917 367 8104
Fax: +1 917 367 1578
isdr-ny@un.org
www.unisdr.org/newyork
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

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