Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Future of DRR and Resilience

UNISDR is facilitating the process of developing a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

This process will culminate at the 3rd United Nations World Conference on DRR scheduled to take 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 to be held in Sendai, Japan in March 2015.

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.

The ProcessConsultations 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.

Learn more about the Group and the post-2015 consultation process

Key Documents

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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.

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