- Our Mandate
- What is Disaster Risk Reduction?
- What is the International Strategy?
- UNDRR in the UN System
- SRSG for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Work Programme & Annual Reports
- Results Based Management System
- Donor Partnerships
In November 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Margareta Wahlström as his first Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Ms Wahlström has extensive experience in both disaster relief operations and disaster risk management, with the United Nations system and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Her broad experience spans conflict and non-conflict emergencies, and addressing long-term issues of sustainable development.
Ms Wahlström is also the head of UNDRR, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, that is 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‐economic and humanitarian fields. Under the SRSG’s leadership, UNDRR supports the implementation of the "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters" and now the "Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030" throughout the world.
|Hurricane Katrina raised the bar for disaster risk management 28 Aug 2015|
|Addis Ababa Action Agenda will have far-reaching consequences 16 Jul 2015|
|Senior Italian official named DRR champion 3 Jul 2015|