The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) works towards the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses to ensure a sustainable future.
UNDRR (formerly known as UNISDR) is the focal point of the United Nations system for disaster risk reduction and the custodian of the Sendai Framework, supporting countries and societies in its implementation, monitoring and review of progress.
About Disaster Risk Reduction
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) aims to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risk, strengthening the resilience of people, systems and approaches.
DRR sits at the heart of the world’s most pressing concerns: climate change, displacement, urbanization, pandemics, protracted crises and financial systems collapse.
Extreme change is taking place in planetary systems, and we must act now to secure a safe, healthy and prosperous future.
Global Platform 2019
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 May, 2019 under the theme Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies. The Global Platform closed with a call for more countries to put in place national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction. The Conference Proceedings are available online.
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The Sendai Framework aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries, by 2030.