Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction
Mami Mizutori is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Mami Mizutori is the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, and head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She assumed her role on 1 March 2018.
The role of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is to support countries and stakeholders in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). The Special Representative ensures the strategic and operational coherence between disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development agendas as well as the linkage with the UN Secretary-General’s prevention agenda and with humanitarian action. Ms. Mizutori served for twenty-seven years in various capacities in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the UN, Ms. Mizutori was Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia, UK, since 2011. Ms. Mizutori graduated in law from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and obtained a Diploma in International Studies from the Diplomatic School of Spain.
A Japanese national, Ms. Mizutori speaks Japanese, English and Spanish.
|Opinion Pieces by the SRSG|
|Opinion: Let's seize the opportunity for resilience in storm-hit Mozambique SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF) 29 May 2019|
|Opinion: Disaster displacement is a 21st century challenge SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF) 14 May 2019|
|Opinion: Reducing disaster risk is a question of survival SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF) 29 Apr 2019|
|Mozambique isn’t alone. Rising sea levels threaten millions in the developing world. SOURCE: Washington Post, the 26 Mar 2019|
|Future-proofing cities SOURCE: Hindu, The 19 Mar 2019|
- Europe European civil protection aligns with Sendai
- The World UN Secretary-General backs action on DRR