Regional Disaster Risk Reduction
One of the core mandates of UNISDR at the time of its institution in 1999 was related to regional organizations as per the UN General Assembly Resolution 56/195.
Over the years UNISDR supported Inter-Governmental Regional Organizations to strengthen coordination at regional level, share knowledge, develop regional disaster risk reduction policies and strategies, and create enabling environment for promoting disaster risk reduction at the national level.
UNISDR’s strong partnership with the respective regional organizations has supported some critical regional processes which include: Implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), a legally binding agreement adopted by ASEAN member states in 2009; Endorsement of the Climate and Disaster Resilient Strategy for the Pacific in 2014 led by the Secretariat of Pacific Community; Formulation of the Extended Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted by the African Union in 2010; Development of the Arab Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020 (ASDRR) by the League of Arab States; and the Central American Policy for Integral Disaster Risk Management (PCGIR) adopted in 2010 by SICA/ CEPREDENAC and Development of the South Eastern Europe Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (SEEDRMAP; 2007) to build regional capacity and financing for meteorological, hydrological and climate data management.
More information on regional organizations is available under ‘Where We Work’ categorised under ‘Our Partners’ section of each regional web-page.
Through PreventionWeb, UNISDR is also providing a platform for Regional Organizations to share their information related to DRR.
Download the Regional Compendium