Early warning and early action are needed, so extreme weather events don’t become disasters

“Extreme weather events do not need to become disasters,” says Mozambique's President Nyusi on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, at the launch of a joint UNDRR-WMO publication on multi-hazard early warning systems.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Warnings for displaced people

Individuals and communities who are displaced by the impact of conflict situations, such as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, are often found to be marginalised within their host communities.

UCL Warning Research Centre

Towards implementing the Sendai Framework, using water as a leverage: Reflections on occasion of the 2022 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The 2022 IDDRR edition is a very special opportunity to enhance understanding of how to overcome these barriers and accelerate efforts toward effective institutional, political and policy changes both at the UN and members-states level.

University of Groningen

The Caribbean is at the forefront of early warning systems

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged all countries to achieve 100 per cent coverage of their populations by early warning systems within the next five years.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean

Navigating uncertainty

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sharpest drop in human development in decades, we find ourselves confronting a perfect storm of evolving threats and outdated responses.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 - Headquarters

5 ways countries can adapt to the climate crisis

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

Managing disaster risks in an interconnected world

Hazards are often merely the trigger event of a disaster waiting to happen since vulnerability already exists.

International Institute for Sustainable Development

The Sendai Framework Mid-term Review for disaster risk reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On the occasion of IDDRR, the Joint Programme of the United Nations and the Government of Switzerland “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, organized a round table in Sarajevo.

Ministry of Security

Put people at heart of climate action as hazards threaten at least 70% of population of nearly a third of world's cities

New CDP data shows 4/5 cities (80%) facing significant climate hazards, from extreme heat to floods, in 2022.

Carbon Disclosure Project

University of the Bahamas and UH partner in island sustainability on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Memorandum of Understanding builds on decades of collaboration between The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency and the University of Hawaii’s applied science and research center Pacific Disaster Center.

Pacific Disaster Center