The Future of DRR and Resilience
UNISDR facilitated the process of developing a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
This process culminated in the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 at the Third United Nations World Conference on DRR which took place in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan.
The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 66/199 requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
The 10-year international disaster risk reduction plan, The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA) - Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters, is the inspiration for knowledge, practice, implementation, experience and the science for disaster risk reduction. As the world heads toward the end date of the HFA, it is important to outline an approach and shape the discussions on an international framework for disaster risk reduction and resilience to be considered at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) to be held in Sendai, Japan in March 2015.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the WCDRR. The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action.
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• Sendai Declaration
• Stakeholders' voluntary commitments
What should a post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction look like?
Many views and several options have been expressed including a more nuanced version of the existing HFA, some overall guiding principles, a set of common standards, a framework with targets, a legally-based instrument for disaster risk reduction, or a combination of these. At the same time, disaster risk and resilience received insufficient emphasis in the original Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda. In the Outcome document of Rio+20 "The Future We Want" member states highlighted the need to address disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in setting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Consultations towards a post-2015 framework is already underway
Whatever form a post-2015 framework takes it should offer the opportunity to scale-up disaster risk reduction efforts that can be measured against development outcomes. It should emphasize greater outreach at local and community levels and reflect on the substantive issues, especially the economic case for greater investment in disaster risk management. Finally, discussions that define a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction need to be broad, consultative and inclusive of all stakeholders.
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Post-2015 DRR Framework Advisory Group
Invited by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), the Advisory Group provides guidance on substantive and process related matters to the SRSG on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. The Advisory Group consists of distinguished representatives from the public and private sector, as well as international and non-governmental organizations.
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Pre-zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction
This draft serves as basis for the open-ended informal consultative meetings, which the Co-chairs of the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, mandated by the first Preparatory Committee meeting, will carry out in September and October 2014. Based on such consultative meetings, the Co-Chairs by mid-October will prepare a Zero-Draft for the second Preparatory Committee meeting, scheduled in Geneva, Switzerland, on 17-18 November 2014.
Proposed Elements for Consideration in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
The SRSG’s 'Proposed Elements' draws on consultations of all stakeholders that began in early 2012, including online, local, national, regional and global events. Further guidance came from countries’ reports through the UNISDR HFA Monitor, the findings of the biennial UN Global Assessment Reports on DRR of 2009, 2011 and 2013, relevant deliberations of the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a growing literature and practice on disaster risk and resilience.
Post-2015 framework for DRR: report from 2013 global platform consultations
This document provides a synopsis of the discussions held during the Global Platform and the documents submitted in support of those consultations. It is meant to provide a summary distillation of what was said and does not, therefore, include detail of all the interventions. It gives the gist of the issues raised and proposals made with a view to developing HFA2.
Synthesis report on consultations on the post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction
The report is divided into four sections. The background describes the context of the consultations and the sources of information in the report. UNISDR's observations suggest an overview and analysis of main points for the consultations to consider. The synthesis orders the ideas and suggestions in the consultations to date into three categories of: local action; integrated approaches; and enabling environment. The final section describes the way forward.
Towards a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction
This paper outlines substantive issues and a process of consultations as the disaster risk reduction community heads toward the end date of the HFA. It provides background information; an outline of trends, progress and challenges; and, a discussion on what form of a post-2015 framework. The paper also outlines a consultation process, timeline, and maps out main events to 2015.
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A Major Milestone
The Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was a major milestone in generating critical and substantive advice for the preparation of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. There was consensus that the post-2015 framework should build on the HFA and introduce innovative solutions to address the challenges of increasing risk over the next 20 to 30 years.
The 2013 Global Platform Proceedings
Participants called on the new framework to focus on, among other things, a realistic plan for action to advance the integration and governing of risk, supported by a clear set of principles and commitment to addressing the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. The below video provides highlights for the 2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.