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Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific

The UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific was established in 2008 to support 17 UN Member States and Territories of the Pacific sub-region to build their resilience to disasters and implement the Hyogo Framework for Action.

The UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific is based in Suva, Fiji to support Governments in their efforts to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action and the Pacific Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action, principally through United Nations Resident Coordinators, United Nations Country Teams operating out of Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea, and Regional Intergovernmental Organizations, such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and other members of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network.

The UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific provides the following services:

- Advise on the implementation of and monitoring progress towards the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) - within the overall context of the Pacific Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005 – 2015 (RFA);

- Fostering of strategic partnerships with the disaster risk management and climate change communities in the Pacific towards an integrated approach;

- Advocacy for the inclusion of disaster risk reduction at policy and decision-making levels for an informed and coherent approach by ISDR system partners when supporting country and regional efforts to mainstream disaster risk reduction into development planning and budgetary processes;

- Linking national and regional disaster risk management policy and priorities with the core mechanisms of the ISDR system, such as the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, for a greater recognition of the specific challenges and potential of Pacific islands states at the international level;

- Co-convening the Pacific Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Management with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC);

- Supporting the documentation and exchange of lessons learned and good practices in HFA implementation at the regional/national level between the Pacific and other regions as appropriate;

- Build awareness of disaster reduction benefits and the importance of reducing community vulnerability through targeted advocacy campaigns and the commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

UNISDR Pacific

c/o UNDP
Kadavu House
Victoria Parade
Suva, Fiji

Phone: +679 3100370
Fax: +679 330 9762
www.unisdr.org/suva

This is sub-regional office of Asia and Pacific.

Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.

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