Statements and messages

Head of UNDRR Mami Mizutori for IDDRR 2022
On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022, Head of UNDRR Mami Mizutori calls on all countries to implement Target G of the Sendai Framework to increase access to multi-hazard early warning systems and risk information.
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António Guterres UN Secretary-General
Early warning systems – and the ability to act on them – are proven life-savers.
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Mami Mizutori and Petteri Taalas
This new Centre of Excellence will concentrate minds on what extreme weather and other natural hazards means for daily life on planet Earth for the foreseeable future and spur efforts to adapt and cope with that reality.
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Portrait of Asako Okai
If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it’s that we need to work together if we are to overcome shared challenges.
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in front of the UN flag and national flags
To meet the cascading challenges of the 21st century and safeguard the lives, health and livelihoods of all people, we must reduce systemic risks.
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It has become very clear over the last twelve months that international cooperation to developing countries is not keeping pace with the rise in extreme weather events and the tragic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Human rights
Pandemic must serve as a wake-up call on human rights says SRSG
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Statement by Mami Mizutori, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction for International Women’s Day Today is a day to celebrate women who have truly made a difference in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which has
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António Guterres UN Secretary-General
MESSAGE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY, 5 NOVEMBER We live in a multi-hazard world where risk is systemic and embedded in the very fabric of human development. Currently we are struggling with what some describe as a tsunami
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WHO Director General
The following is a message from the Director-General of WHO, Dr,. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: From earthquakes and floods to conflicts and disease outbreaks, it is a common reaction to think that nothing
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