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Man holding huge speaker
Press release
A report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that half of the countries globally are not protected by Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
António Guterres UN Secretary-General
Statements and messages
Early warning systems – and the ability to act on them – are proven life-savers.
United Nations - Headquarters
View of a hospital hall in Hyderabad, India
Update
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 focuses on drawing global attention to the need for developing multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessment for people.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
A resident walks past a collapsed house in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake
Update
Hazards are often merely the trigger event of a disaster waiting to happen since vulnerability already exists.
International Institute for Sustainable Development
A volunteer plants a mangrove sapling in Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia
Update
This year, unprecedented floods have left one-third of Pakistan underwater, people and animals are dying from climate-related droughts in East Africa, and China is experiencing the most severe heat wave ever recorded.
United Nations Environment Programme
Waves and storm surge crash over Ocean Drive in Newport Rhode Island, USA
Update
In a world beleaguered by rising violent conflict, the climate crisis, deepening mistrust in institutions, and the sharpest drop in human development in decades, we find ourselves confronting a perfect storm of evolving threats and outdated responses.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Tsunami Hazard Zone warning sign on the Pacific Ocean coast warn the public about possible danger after an earthquake. Blurred blue ocean surface on horizon
Update
The call for ‘Early Warning for All’ is critical in Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most disaster-prone region. Between 1970 and 2020, disasters in the region affected 6.9 billion people and killed more than 2 million.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)
Earthquake and tsunami observation system
Update
In 2022, the International Day will focus on Target G of the Sendai Framework: “Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030.”
UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Head of UNDRR Mami Mizutori for IDDRR 2022
Statements and messages
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.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
View of the Bangaldesh coast
Community announcement
The Climate Resilience Challenge is a competition for innovative, interdisciplinary, and solution-oriented ideas to build and enhance resilience in the country.
Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc.

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