Activities/Initiatives / 活動・イニシアティブ

Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction

The UNDRR Office in Japan engages in the following tasks and activities to support international efforts for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and implementation of the “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” adopted in March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, as the successor of the "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters":

(Photo: courtesy of Kyoto University and Saijo City)

1. In coordination with the UNDRR Headquarters in Geneva and UNDRR Regional Office for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, coordinating and catalyzing DRR cooperation and building partnerships on DRR with and among countries around the world. As a global function of UNDRR, UNDRR Office in Japan is promoting “Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments”, in response to the General Assembly resolution. UNDRR Office in Japan has developed and administers the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform as a mechanism to mobilize voluntary commitments by multi-stakeholders to the implementation of the Sendai Framework and to widely share achievements of these commitments published on the online platform (

UNDRR本部(在ジュネーブ)及びUNDRRアジア太平洋地域事務所(在バンコク)とともに、日本政府及び日本を拠点とする防災関連機関、ならびにアジアや世界の防災協力を促進し、パートナーシップを構築するための調整・触媒の役割を担います。UNDRR駐日事務所が担っているグローバルな役割として、国連総会決議によりUNDRRに要請されている「仙台枠組実施のためのボランタリー・コミットメント」の推進があります。様々なステークホルダーによるコミットメントを呼びかけ、進捗状況や成果を発信・モニタリングするためのオンラインプラットフォームの構築・管理・運営を行っています (。

2. Promoting collaboration on DRR with institutions based in Japan such as Japanese government agencies, academic and research institutions, international cooperation agencies, private sector, and civil societies working on DRR. Through UNDRR’s partnership mechanism with stakeholders, facilitating their contribution to global and regional efforts on DRR by linking their experiences, technology and innovative initiatives to other countries and regions needs.


3. Promoting and strengthening information sharing and partnership and collaboration with stakeholders working on DRR, thematic initiatives, UN agencies, international DRR organizations and research institutions based in Japan to develop collaborative activities and programmes.


4. In collaboration with the Regional Office for Asia-Pacific (in Bangkok), strengthening DRR networks and partnerships in Asia, raising public awareness on DRR and building a culture of safety and resilience.


5. Contributing to global advocacy on DRR as well as capacity development for disaster risk reduction in Asian in collaboration and partnership with international DRR organizations gathered in Kobe where UNDRR Office in Japan is located.



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UNDRR Office Japan

DRI-East 5F
1-5-2 Wakinohama-Kaigan-dori
Kobe-City, Japan

Phone: +81 782625550
Fax: +81 782625554

This is sub-regional office of Asia and Pacific.

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 3-6 July 2018 The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 3-6 July 2018.