Coherence between the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change

26 May 2017
14:00 - 16:00
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Mr. Glenn Dolcemascolo(
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

Disaster risk reduction is essential if development is to be sustainable for the future. Appreciating this fact, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes and reaffirms the urgent need to reduce the risk of disasters. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 intensively pursues coherence across the international agendas and identifies measures for integration at all levels. Coherence in eliminating poverty, climate action and making cities and human settlements resilient have particular relevance in light of the common indicators that link these goals with the Sendai Framework.

The Sendai Framework specifically recognizes the unique opportunity to enhance coherence across policies, institutions and goals and seeks to ensure credible links, as appropriate, between these processes. Key steps to ensure this coherence include establishing a political recognition for coherence and mutual reinforcement in international agreements, recognition of risk-informed planning and development, joint progress monitoring and follow up, and supporting partnerships and investment in implementation.

The plenary session will focus on building coherence between the Sendai Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a contribution to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017. The plenary session is a first opportunity to explore the practicalities of delivering resilience through a coherent and mutually reinforcing approach to the Sendai Framework and the broader 2030 Agenda.

In particular the session will aim to raise awareness about the elements of the international agendas and their complementarities, and reflect on how national governments, local authorities and stakeholders are supporting coherence across the international agendas. The session will also identify practical and effective measures to deliver greater impact through coherent action.


Coherence between the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change