The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a strategic framework adopted by United Nations Member States in 2000. The ISDR guides and coordinates the efforts of a wide range of partners to achieve a substantive reduction in disaster losses. It aims to build resilient nations and communities as an essential condition for sustainable development.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the secretariat of the International Strategy of Disaster Reduction and disaster risk reduction community. The disaster risk reduction community comprises numerous organizations, States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, technical bodies and civil society, which work together and share information to reduce disaster risk.
UNISDR serves as the focal point for the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters – a ten year plan of action adopted in 2005 to protect lives and livelihoods against disasters.
The UNISDR Regional Office for Europe exists to deliver on this mandate and implement the strategic objectives in all countries of the Europe Region and Central Asia Sub-Regional Office.
Regional Office for Europe United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UNISDR UN House, 14 Rue Montoyer 1000, Brussels, Belgium Tel.: +32 (0) 22 902 588 E:
3 questions to Paola Albrito UNISDR Regional Coordinator for Europe