Sendai Framework Monitoring

26 May 2017
09:00 - 11:00
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Mr. Marc Gordon (
Ms. Rhea Katsanakis (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: Yes [AR, ZH, EN, FR, RU, ES]
ISL Interpretation: Yes
Live Broadcast: Yes
Remote Participation: Yes

Having endorsed the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the UN General Assembly established the Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology relating to Disaster Risk Reduction (OIEWG). The OIEWG recommended a set of indicators for the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework that were subsequently endorsed by the UN General Assembly in February 2017.

The indicators are concise and specific to the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, and in the Resolution of the 48th Session of the UN Statistical Commission of March 2017 of the proposal of the , the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, the same indicators will also be used in measuring disaster-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, monitoring the global targets of the Sendai Framework and the SDGs, as appropriate and feasible, is subject to national data capacity and availability, as well as data quality and accessibility.

The plenary session will consider countries’ readiness to measure progress against the Sendai Framework’s global targets and determine the global status of data for their monitoring and establishing national baselines. This includes countries’ ability to comprehensively gather data on economic, social and environmental impact of disasters and assess disaster risk, with the view to establishing effective national monitoring systems. It will also address minimum standards for data quality and accessibility.
The session will further explore national data collection and the Sendai Framework Monitor Prototype, and assess coherence with monitoring and reporting efforts in support of the SDGs, the Paris Agreement and related UN system-wide deliverables. The ‘Global partnership for disaster-related data for sustainable development 2017 - 2025’ will also be launched at the session.


Sendai Framework Monitoring