Achieving the Sendai Framework and SDG’s target at Local Level

25 May 2017
11:15 - 12:45
Arena F view map
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Mr. Abhilash Panda(
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: Yes [FR, ES]
ISL Interpretation: Yes
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

Local authorities play an instrumental role through an integrated and coordinated governance to ensure they achieve goals and targets set out under the 2030 development agendas.

In order to address existing risks and avoid creation of new risks, local authorities from both urban and rural areas, which are at the forefront of preventing and reducing risks, must transform their approaches. They are required to constantly assess and revise their strategies, actions and investments in line with the pace of social and economic development.

For local authorities to achieve priority target and build resilience these strategies and plans need to overcome substantial challenges including gaps in level of authority, capacity, financing and coordination with national policy processes among others.

The working session will focus on achieving the ambitious target set in the Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals, namely to substantially increase by 2020 the number of countries with local disaster risk reduction strategies integrated with climate change and sustainable development plans.


Achieving the Sendai Framework and SDG’s target at Local Level