Risk Management and Adaptation to Climate Change

Conference: OAS Mechanisms for Disaster Relief, Response and Management


The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) participated in the Conference OAS Mechanisms for Disaster Relief, Response and Management to discuss the "Regional Mechanisms and the Inter-American System..." Read More


Earthquake of 7.8 MW with the epicenter between Pedernales and the town of Cojimies


The earthquake’s impact to the north of the province of Manabí affected the provinces along the Pacific coast of Ecuador: Esmeraldas, Manabí, Guayas, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas... Read More


Voluntarism in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Assistance in Anglophone OAS Caribbean Member States

The objective of the Voluntarism in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Assistance in Anglophone OAS Caribbean Member States is contribute to the strengthening of the institutional and human potential of the Anglophone OAS Caribbean Member States for disaster risk management, humanitarian assistance in cases of disaster or any other emergencies, and the subsequent rehabilitation phase; and disaster mitigation, prevention and preparedness. Read More



3rd Meeting of the Permanent Working Group of Intergovernmental Organizations on Enhancing International Humanitarian Partnerships (EIHP) May 5-7, 2015

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) through its Department of Sustainable Development and its Risk-MACC program participated in the VII MIAH, the Regional Consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for the Humanitarian World Summit (WHS) and the III Meeting of the Working Group of Intergovernmental Organizations of the MIAH. Read More



The Model OAS General Assembly 33. March 24-26, 2015

The Model OAS General Assembly 33, held in St. Kitts and Nevis on March 24-26, 2015, featured a committee on “Building capacity and resilience for the most vulnerable communities to prevent and mitigate disasters in a changing climate”. Read more [1] and [2]



Third Hemispheric Encounter of the Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation (INDM). November 25-26, 2014

The main objective of the Third Hemispheric Encounter is to exchange practical experience on Disaster Risk Management on the basis of the discussions and analysis undertaken in the three subregions. Read more [1] and [2]



OAS Convenes First Stakeholder Meeting on Natural Disaster Mitigation. October 3, 2014

A special stakeholder meeting convened this week by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, agreed on the need for increased support and focus on natural disaster mitigation and climate change issues. Read More



Honduras keeps improving its early warning systems (EWS).

Progress in adopting of a standardized approach for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of community early warning systems (EWS) in Honduras.
April 27-30, 2015
March 9-13, 2015



OAS participates in Red Cross roundtable. September 12th

The General Secretariat of the OAS participated in a round table at The American Red Cross on September 12th to discuss with Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Chief of the UN World Humanitarian Summit, and partners preparations for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). Read More



Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the Americas. November 26-28, 2012

OAS experts and policy makers on Risk Management participated on the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the Americas in Chile. Read More




Key Work Areas

Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation (INDM)

White Helmets Initiative