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Greetings from UNDRR for the New Year 2021

Dear DRR Focal Points and colleagues,

Warn greetings from the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The year 2020 was indeed a test of our resilience. However, we must acknowledge that while COVID has posed significant challenges to achievement of the Sendai Framework, the Sendai Framework also offers solutions to recover from COVID-19 and move the world towards resilience, marked by a multi-hazard, multi-sector and multi-stakeholder approach. Please visit to see our publications and products launched in 2020 that make a strong case for this approach.

So, as we step into 2021, the first year of the “Decade of Action”, the UNDRR Asia-Pacific team wishes all of you a very happy holiday season and a safe, resilient and sustainable new year!

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