Overview

Covering 55 countries, UNDRR Europe and Central Asia supports the development of policies and actions towards a more resilient future. We assist countries to monitor and track achievements towards implementing the Sendai Framework, support the development of national and local DRR strategies, build greater engagement with the private sector, and provide policy advice, particularly around sustainable finance and climate security.

Contact us

UNDRR Europe & Central Asia
37 - 40 Boulevard du Régent 
Brussels 1000, Belgium

Phone: +32 22 902 588
Fax: +32 22 904 950
@UNDRR_ECA
undrr-roeca@un.org 

Countries

Country Sendai Focal Point National Platform Country profile on PreventionWeb
Albania General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Albania COUNTRY PROFILE
Andorra Andorran Civil Protection Department - Government of Andorra COUNTRY PROFILE
Armenia Ministry of Emergency Situations (Armenia), Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia TEST CONTENT NATIONAL PLATFORM, Armenia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Austria Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics COUNTRY PROFILE
Azerbaijan Ministry of Emergency Situation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan COUNTRY PROFILE
Belarus Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Belarus National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Belgium Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Cooperation, Belgium - government, Belgium - government Belgium National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Security, Ministry of Security, Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Bulgaria Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria), Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection, Ministry of Interior Bulgaria National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Croatia National Protection and Rescue Directorate, National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Croatia - government Croatia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Cyprus Civil Defence (Cyprus) Cyprus National Platform, Cyprus National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic , Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic), Ministry of the Environment (Czech Republic) Czech Republic National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Denmark Danish Emergency Management Agency COUNTRY PROFILE
Estonia Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Interior COUNTRY PROFILE
Finland Ministry of the Interior (Finland), Ministry of the Interior (Finland) Finland National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
France Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition France National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Georgia Emergency Management Service of Georgia COUNTRY PROFILE
Germany Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance Germany National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Greece General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece, General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece, General Secretariat for Civil Protection of Greece Greece National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Hungary National Directorate General for Disaster Management, National Directorate General for Disaster Management Hungary National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Iceland COUNTRY PROFILE
Ireland COUNTRY PROFILE
Israel Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Emergency Management Authority COUNTRY PROFILE
Italy Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, Italian Civil Protection Department, Italian Civil Protection Department, Dipartimento della Protezione Civile Italy National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Kazakhstan Committee for emergency situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs COUNTRY PROFILE
Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Latvia COUNTRY PROFILE
Liechtenstein Office for Foreign Affairs COUNTRY PROFILE
Lithuania Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania COUNTRY PROFILE
Luxembourg Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs Luxembourg National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Malta COUNTRY PROFILE
Monaco Ministry of Interior (Monaco), Ministry of Interior (Monaco) Monaco National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Montenegro Ministry of Interior - Directorate for Emergency Situations, Ministry of Interior - Directorate for Emergency Situations, Ministry of Interior and Public Administration Montenegro National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice, Ministry of Security and Justice, Ministry of Justice and Security COUNTRY PROFILE
North Macedonia Republic of North Macedonia - government, Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Government of the Republic of Macedonia North Macedonia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Norway Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Ministry of Justice and Public Security Norway National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Poland Government Centre for Security, Government Centre for Security Poland National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Portugal Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection, Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection, Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection COUNTRY PROFILE
Romania General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Romania - government, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Romania - government, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Romania National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Russian Federation EMERCOM of Russia (Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters) COUNTRY PROFILE
San Marino COUNTRY PROFILE
Serbia Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Sector for Emergency Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, International Cooperation Protection and Rescue Sector, Ministry of Interior Serbia National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovakia Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic COUNTRY PROFILE
Slovenia Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Ministry of Defence COUNTRY PROFILE
Spain Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias, Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias Spain National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Sweden Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Sweden National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Switzerland Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT, Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT, Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT Switzerland National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Tajikistan Committee of Emergency situations and Civil defense under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Tajikistan National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkey Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, Ministry of Interior, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, RT Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Turkey National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Turkmenistan COUNTRY PROFILE
Ukraine State Emergency Service of Ukraine, State Emergency Service of Ukraine COUNTRY PROFILE
United Kingdom Cabinet Office (UK) COUNTRY PROFILE
Uzbekistan COUNTRY PROFILE

News and Events

Maloe in Sweden.
Swedish coastal city recognised for its work to reduce the risk posed by rising sea levels, extreme weather and climate change.
Meeting with pupils
UNDRR with the IFRC, and the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan, organized monitoring missions to the Mary and Balkan regions to assess progress of their community-based disaster risk reduction activities
TKM Capacity Assessment
UNDRR and the Main Department for Civil Defence and Rescue Operations of the Ministry of Defence, with the financial support of the European Union, organized a workshop on the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Capacity Assessment and Development process.
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Nur-Sultan in collaboration with the UNDRR, and with the financial support of the European Union, convened a two-day workshop to conduct a Detailed Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment to support the development of the city’s resilience strategy.
Travnik MCR2030
After ramping up climate change adaptation measures, increasing capacity building and engaging local communities, the Canton joined the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative in March 2021.
Wat Hong Thong located in a mangrove forest area , a temple on the sea , Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao ,Thailand
Communities possess local experiences that allow them to adapt and respond to disasters. Knowledge exchange between the UK, Nepal and Thailand is helping researchers better understand and explore solutions to the risks facing these communities.
Dhaka, Bangladesh: The Buriganga river is always busy with wooden boats and passenger ferries.
Bangladesh and the Netherlands are both situated in low-lying lands, making them prone to floods. As a result, both countries have found benefits in cooperation around flood control and water management.
On 23 February 2022, UNDRR, with the financial support of the European Union, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence of Turkmenistan, convened an expert-level meeting with members of the National Platform for DRR at the UN House.
Famed Non-Violence Sculpture at UN Headquarters
I express my solidarity with the people of Ukraine and call for an immediate cessation of hostilities. This escalating violence -- which is resulting in civilian deaths, including children – is totally unacceptable.
The Central Asia Initiative of the EU during the COVID-19 crisis
While COVID-19 keeps challenging all five countries of Central Asia at an unprecedented scale, through existing programs, the European Union supports both resilient and sustainable political and economic frameworks that can prepare governments for future emergencies.

June 2022

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
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Publications

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This contributing paper looks into the use of disaster science in policy making for urban systems, where major risks need to be managed by bringing together emergency management, organisational resilience and climate change adaptation.
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This contributing paper aims to examine the need to effectively implement implement the interplay between technical decision-makers and the scientific community to achieve effective disaster risk reduction (DRR).
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This contributing paper takes a look at a new risk prevention and mitigation approach allowing residents and school community from susceptible areas to build a collective response to emergency situations in matters of prevention and intervention. 
January bulletin 2022
UNDRR INFO is the monthly newsletter from the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with updates on news and activities in the region. This month's edition is dedicated to the Global Platform 2022 and the UNDRR SRSG's message on the launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview. It also includes the latest news and updates: on the announcement of Israel’s partnership with the MCR2030 initiative, an assessment workshop focusing on health systems in the city of Nur-Sultan, and MCR2030 Platform’s activities on supporting local and community resilience.
UNDRR INFO December 2021_front page
UNDRR INFO is the monthly newsletter from the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with updates on news and activities in the region. This month's edition is highlighting the main outcomes of the 2021 EFDRR, as well as well as the announcement on the first four European cities recognised by the MCR2030 Initiative as “Resilience Hubs”. It also includes the latest news and updates: on the subnational INFORM risk index for Caucasus and Central Asia and MCR2030 Platform’s activities on supporting resilience in cities.
A green and resilient recovery for Europe
The analysis examines the steps taken to deliver a green and resilient recovery and indicates that current action is not commensurate with the sheer scale of the challenge – the rapid accumulation of disaster risk that is systemic, interconnected and cascading.
UNDRR INFO IDDRR 13 October

UNDRR INFO is the monthly newsletter from the UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia with updates on news and activities in the region. This month's edition is dedicated to the 2021 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and the launch

July Bulletin

UNDRR INFO, is the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on the Central Asia Initiative, the release of the Assessment Study of the Role of NDMAs in

UNDRR INFO- June 2021

UNDRR INFO, is the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia's monthly newsletter covering activities in the field of DRR. This month's edition includes updates on the Central Asia Initiative, the release of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021, a

This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 is a case study on Uzbekistan. The study focusses on natural ecosystems of the country’s arid and semi-arid regions; and salinization, spread of moving sands, dust-storms and dry winds.
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Overview

The “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia” 2019-2022 Action is a three year initiative supported by the European Commission. This joint initiative between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the European Commission aims to build disaster and climate resilience in the five countries of Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The Initiative will embed an approach that shifts from managing disasters to managing risks and will allow investments to be risk-informed and livelihoods and growth to be sustainable.  This initiative takes a relevant place in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. It directly supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and contributes to the progressive achievement of the following SDG Goals:

  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere (SDG1)
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation (SDG 9)
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13)

This initiative builds on the recommendations, principles, concept, tools and processes offered under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the UNDRR-coordinated Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign, focusing on increased use of risk knowledge and disaster data in decision and policy making. The initiative aims to set the foundation for greater resilience to disaster in Central Asia through improved data management, strengthened risk governance and increased cooperation and experience sharing at the regional, national and local level.

The expected results are:

  • Disaster losses are measured and aligned with international agreements (the Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals)
  • National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies are developed, renewed or further aligned with the ten core requirements developed by the Sendai Framework for DRR.
  • Increased commitments to build local-level resilience are triggered through the resilience assessment of the five capital cities