The first quarter of 2017 saw numerous events, including: The first multi-sectoral workshop for understanding the Sendai Framework was implemented in the Maldives. The first six Russian Federation communities received training based on the Sendai Framework and joined the Making Cities Resilient campagin. City officials of Mashhad and Shiraz, Iran, got trained on urban risk reduction and resilience. Local authorities and civil society representatives from Suyeong District in Busan, Republic of Korea, learned about the Sendai Framework and activities conducted by UNISDR ONEA-GETI and MPSS. To enhance education of world practitioners in disaster risk management, UNISDR ONEA-GETI and UNITAR opened the online course on new round of the Resilience Action Planning. The first Sogang University Model (SGMUN) UN delegates, observers and secretariat had mock negotiations.