Terms and Conditions

1. Background 

The Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government, and building partnerships. Through delivering a clear roadmap to urban resilience, providing tools, access to knowledge and monitoring and reporting tools, MCR2030 will support cities on their journey to reduce risk and build resilience.

MCR2030 is supported by the following Members of the Global Coordinating Committee of the MCR2030, which provide strategic guidance: C40 Cities; ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities); United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT); United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); the World Bank Group; World Council on City Data (WCCD), with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) acting as the Secretariat of the MCR 2030. It was launched on 28 October 2020 for a 10-year operation starting from 1 January 2021 to the end of 2030.

The ultimate goal of MCR2030 is to ensure that cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11), “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, and other global frameworks, including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.

Specifically, MCR2030 aims to have (1) increasing number of cities committed to reducing local disaster/climate risk and building resilience, with increasing number of cities demonstrably improving their sustainability through implementing disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or resilience plans and taking actions to enhance resilience, and (2) increasing number of partnerships focused on resilience, globally and regionally, bringing synergized collaboration and support to cities along the resilience roadmap.

2. MCR2030 Dashboard and Directory

MCR2030 responds to our growing understanding of risk: how it has changed and is changing and the impacts this will have on cities and citizens. It recognises the increasing need for a systemic, coordinated approach to risk reduction that allows city leaders to plan for risk-informed development, and citizens to benefit. MCR2030 builds on key lessons learned during the previous decade of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.

One of the key lessons learned is that ‘cities need access to different tools, partners and services at different stages of their resilience journey’. At the start of a city’s resilience journey, it may need access to experts who can incorporate damage and loss of data in assessment models. Further on, technical assistance in different areas may be sought by planners who have a range of diverse service needs, later on, finance and partnership brokering may be needed once cities are ready to implement. In order to support local governments and cities to advance on resilience building, MCR2030 will provide an online dashboard where cities can track their progress along the resilience roadmap and access a directory of tools and services provided by partners and service providers, including private sector organizations participating in the MCR2030.

MCR2030 dashboard is a closed online workspace only accessible by cities participating in the MCR2030 and participating entities (organizations) who want to provide tools, knowledge products, technical assistance and consultancy services that can help local governments improves resilience. The MCR2030 dashboard displays these services in a directory, similar to yellow-pages, in which a city can view a catalogue of services, and look for a potential partner or service provider to support their work in disaster risk reduction and resilience building. Some services may be free of charge, while some services may involve fees and entail transaction agreements. Cities can browse the information about the service and decide to contact participating entities to further understand each other’s needs, the requirements, terms and conditions for service provision, and determine the most beneficial modality to achieve the delivery of services, including local procurement procedures.

While there is an application procedure for entities to participate in the dashboard and directory, the users of the dashboard and directory should note the directory is provided by the UN as a courtesy; the UN does not endorse any service or product, nor does it assume any responsibility for the quality of services that may be accessed from this directory. As it is simply a listing any contact with and arrangements entered into by the cities are at their own risk and independent of MCR2030 dashboard and its directory service. The United Nations takes no responsibility for or liability resulting from arrangements entered into between cities and entities/service providers due to the use of the directory, nor does the United Nations take any responsibility for the quality of deliverables or other services received. See Terms and Conditions of the website for all terms of use.

3. Who is eligible to participate in MCR2030 dashboard and directory?


3.1 Cities 

Only local governments can participate as cities. For the purposes of the MCR2030, “local government” includes all administrative units which are sub national, such as, but not limited to, cities, municipalities, towns, villages, districts, provinces, states, etc.


3.2 Participating entities

Any national government entity, national association of municipality, development agency, non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society organizations (CSO), academia and research institution, private sector organization, UN entity or organization, networks or interested entities with specific knowledge and expertise that can support cities to progress along the resilience roadmap are encouraged to join and support local governments in making cities resilient. The following three categories of entities are involved with the MCR2030:

  • 'Core Partners' or Members of the Global Coordinating Committee of the MCR2030: include C40 Cities, ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), The World Bank Group, and World Council on City Data (WCCD) and serving as the Global Coordinating Committee of MCR2030 and providing a strategic guidance to the implementation of MCR2030.
  • 'Supporting entity' or 'Gratis technical expertise-providing entities' are non-commercial entities with expertise in specialized areas in the regions that have mandates or activities aligned with MCR2030 and can provide specific gratis technical inputs in fields that support cities to move through the 12 thematic areas in support of MCR2030 and along the resilience roadmap. This includes national government development agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), academia and research institutions, media, as well as national governments, national associations of municipalities, and others. These entities can serve as mentors and advise on technical areas and support the principles and purposes of the MCR2030. These entities are able to provide gratis services as part of their in-kind contribution to MCR2030. In addition to in-kind contributions and commitments, these entities are able to support MCR2030 by hosting regional networking, capacity building and local events, as well as providing direct support and engaging with the cities under the remit of the Regional Coordinating Committees (RCCs). [The Regional Coordinating Committees (RCC) in each region is a group of invited supporting entities responsible for coordinating and ensuring synergies among regional supporting entities in providing technical support to cities to empower them to progress along the resilience roadmap, with UNDRR Regional Offices serving as the Regional Secretariats. They are invited based on their experience and outreach on the issue of urban development, by the Regional Secretariat.]
  • Specialist Service Providers (SSPs) are the entities, including but not limited to the private sector, that can offer technical one-to-one advice and support cities in the formulation and implementation of the resilience actions. Most SSPs may charge a fee for their services and are expected to be engaged by the cities and local governments through the cities or local government’s procurement processes. Such arrangements are to be entered into by the recipient cities and the service providers directly and are independent of MCR2030. Any entity serving on an advisory body of UNDRR such as the ARISE may join as a SSP but shall not use their affiliation to the UN for any private or commercial gain.

4. How can interested and eligible entities sign-up to participate in MCR2030 dashboard and directory?

Process for being admitted: Any interested entities that fulfill the criteria in Section 5.2 and provides the statement required under Section 5.3 may access the dashboard and directory sign-up at https://mcr2030dashboard.undrr.org, complete the online application process, and complete the self-check list.

5. Application procedure


5.1 Application

All current and new (i) Core Partner (Members of the Global Coordinating Committee of the MCR2030), (ii) Supporting entities (Gratis technical expertise-providing entities), and (iii) Specialist service providers (SSPs) (collectively, the “Entities”) must have the attributes and be willing to undertake the action listed in Section 5.2.

5.2 Entity attributes and undertaking action 

Entities must:

  1. Be a legal (i.e., incorporated) entity in the country or territory,
  2. Be willing to undertake one of the three roles listed in Section 3.2 above,
  3. Be willing to take action contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the priorities of the Sendai Framework for DRR, New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement

5.3 Self-declaration

Entities must self-declare the below when applying:

  1. The Entity does not appear on the United Nations Security Council Consolidated Sanctions List or the United Nations Vendor Ineligibility List, and is not in violation of UN sanctions, relevant conventions, treaties and resolutions;
  2. The Entity does not have any direct and core involvement in the manufacturing or trading of weapons subject to bans under international treaties, including the sale, manufacture or distribution of weapons banned by UN treaties, such as anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs and ammunitions, and biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons, for instance;
  3. The Entity has not been and has no direct involvement or complicity in systematic or egregious human rights abuses through operations, products, or services, including through their own business activities (such as forced or compulsory labor or child labor, human rights violations, illegal mining activities, including rights of indigenous peoples, and/or other vulnerable groups);
  4. The Entity is not involved in the business of the production and wholesale distribution of tobacco products;
  5. The Entity has not been convicted of any crimes or offenses;
  6. The Entity has not been engaging in sexual exploitation and abuse;
  7. The Entity does not promote or engage in corrupt practices, including bribery and extortion;
  8. The Entity is in good standing under applicable law.

Declaration of accuracy of information

When requesting to undertake one of the three roles in Section 3.2, Entities must declare the accuracy of information provided, including the self-check list mentioned above, as follows: “I/We hereby confirm that the information provided herein is accurate, correct and complete and that the documents submitted along with this application form are genuine. I/We understand that a false statement may disqualify my organization from participating in the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)”. Current Entities which are undertaking one of the three roles in Section 3.2 that have not provided this declaration are required to do so, in order to continue their association with MCR2030.

5.4 Rules related to accountability, use of information and publications

Entities shall not represent or make public statements on behalf of the United Nations, including UNDRR, unless specifically authorized by UNDRR. The use of the Entities’, UNDRR’s, or the United Nations name (including the words United Nations or its abbreviation, UN), emblem or logo is not permitted.

6. Delisting Policy

In order to maintain the integrity and reputation of MCR2030, UNDRR (as MCR2030 Secretariat) has developed criteria for immediate de-listing of Entities as a last resort measure in accordance with the below. Delisted Entities will be reflected on the MCR2030 website, have all participation in the MCR2030, any formal relationships with UNDRR, other Entities and cities under the MCR2030 terminated and will not be allowed to use the MCR2030 name and logo, even if permission had been granted prior to their removal. UNDRR reserves the right to refer cases to relevant UN Offices and Departments for their review and further action, as appropriate.

Integrity reasons for delisting include:

  • Egregious or persistent misuse of the UN and/or MCR2030 name and/or logo.
  • Admission of egregious or systematic abuse of the UN Global Compact Principles by a representative of the Entity or finding of guilt in a court of law;
  • Suspension or removal from the UN Vendors List, with UN Vendors being registered with the UN Global Marketplace;
  • Learning after an Entity is accepted that the Entity provided false or misleading information in the application process;
  • Failure to engage in dialogue and/or respond to questions by the MCR2030 Global or Regional Secretariat related to concerns on integrity of the Entity within a two-month deadline will lead to delisting with immediate effect;
  • In addition, the United Nations may delist Entities for any other reason, in its sole discretion.

An Entity may request to be delisted for any reason, with UNDRR honouring this request, as soon as possible.

7. Terms and Conditions of Use of the MCR2030 Dashboard and Directory


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