The Americas is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, and in recent years climate change has triggered an increase in the frequency and magnitude of natural disasters including floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts. These natural disasters will continue to have severe consequences on the livelihoods, infrastructure, and economies of the countries in the Western Hemisphere. As a top priority, the Organization of American States (OAS) undertakes a multilateral approach to prevention, mitigation, and response through tools, entities, instruments, and resources to support effective and efficient disaster management and recovery in the Americas. Through its extensive technical experience and unique convening power, the OAS plays an important role in building capacity for disaster preparedness and response and facilitating international disaster response.