UNISDR
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland

About UNISDR


UNISDR was established in 1999 as a dedicated secretariat to facilitate the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).

It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution (56/195), to serve as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations and activities in socio‚Äźeconomic and humanitarian fields.

As the UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR supports the implementation, follow-up and review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which was adopted by the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. The Sendai Framework is a 15-year voluntary, non-binding agreement that maps out a broad, people-centred approach to disaster risk reduction, succeeding the Hyogo Framework for Action that was in force from 2005 to 2015.


Overview
Headquarter:
Geneva, Switzerland
Founded:
1999
Type of Organization:
United Nations System
Website:
https://www.unisdr.org/
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