Who we work with

Who We Work With

Building resilience and promoting disaster risk reduction is a collective responsibility and challenge which calls for coordinated actions. UNISDR works closely at all levels with a wide variety of stakeholders towards a global and comprehensive effort in support of country-level actions.



For more information, read our Partnership and Engagement Strategy

Regional Organizations & Platforms

Regional organizations have become important players to support national level implementation and to develop strategies and collective actions to address cross‐boundary risks in a coordinated manner.

Countries & National Platforms

Central to implementing disaster risk reduction strategies at the country-level are national platforms. These nationally owned and led multi-stakeholder mechanisms are designed to coordinate implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Acton and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk, through the engagement of relevant national stakeholders.


Political leaders and legislators hold the primary responsibility to protect the lives and livelihoods of their country's citizens by developing new or amending legislation for disaster risk reduction and setting budget allocation.

UN Organizations

Under the Secretary-General's leadership, the United Nations system is working from global to national levels to support country efforts to reduce community vulnerability and build resilient nations.

International Financial Institutions

International Financial Institutions (IFIs) play a key role in providing grant financing and technical assistance to help mainstream disaster risk reduction policies into country-level strategies.

Civil Society Organizations

Civil Society Organizations are essential in building local community resilience to disasters and supporting local-level implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Academia, scientific and technology research entities and networks

Translating the disaster risk reduction agenda into action requires sound evidence, reliable information, and good data. Academia, scientific and technology institutions play a critical role in producing models, evidence and scenarios on disasters and suggestions on how to reduce risk.

Private Sector

The private sector drives a large percentage of a country's economy and is therefore strategically placed to make communities safer.


The media have an important role to play in creating awareness, disseminating information and informing discourse on issues related to disasters. Media, and increasingly social media, can also hold people and entities to account.

Children and Youth

UNISDR is facilitating an effective mobilization and consultation process within children and youth movements globally to support their effective engagement in the Sendai Framework implementation.

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Where We Work


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