Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction

Mami Mizutori, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Mami Mizutori is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Biography

Ms. Mami Mizutori was appointed Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on 1 March 2018.

She brings to the position a combination of management and leadership expertise as well as more than twenty-five years of experience in international affairs and security.

Ms. Mizutori served for twenty-seven years in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in various capacities, including as Budget Director, Director of the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) at the Embassy of Japan in London, Director of the National Security Policy Division, Director of the United Nations Policy Division, Director of the Status of US Forces Agreement Division, and Deputy Director of the Personnel Division. Prior to joining UNISDR she was Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia, UK since 2011.

Ms. Mizutori has worked in London, Washington D.C., and Mexico City. She has taught courses on governance in East Asia at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and international studies at Waseda University, Tokyo. She Mizutori graduated in law from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and obtained a Diploma in International Studies from the Diplomatic School of Spain.

Ms. Mizutori is a Japanese national.

Opinion Pieces by the SRSG
Climate change is a major multiplier of disaster losses SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF) 11 Oct 2018
Opinion: Disaster-prone Asia must not cut corners on critical infrastructure SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF) 11 Sep 2018
10 reasons businesses need to build resilience to disasters SOURCE: World Economic Forum (WEF) 10 Sep 2018
Economic losses and displacement should drive disaster risk reduction efforts SOURCE: United Nations News Centre (UNNC) 8 Aug 2018
Better risk management can reduce disaster displacement SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF) 2 Jul 2018

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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.
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