Activities/Initiatives / 活動・イニシアティブ

Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction

The UNISDR 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 UNISDR Regional Office for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, coordinating and catalyzing DRR cooperation and building partnerships on DRR with and among countries including Japan in Asia.

2. Promoting collaboration on DRR with institutions based in Japan such as Japanese government agencies, academic and research institutions, international cooperation agencies working on DRR. Through ISDR system partnership framework, 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 with ISDR system partners, 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 UNISDR Office in Japan is located.


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UNISDR 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.

VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia 20-22 June 2018 VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia 20-22 June 2018.