UNISDR is the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and ensures synergy among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations (UN General Assembly resolution 56/195).
UNISDR works with the wider UN system at headquarters and field levels.
The United Nations and Disaster Risk Reduction
Through the commitments defined in the UN Plan of Action, 13 UN organizations, FAO, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHABITAT, UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP, WMO, WHO, UNESCO, UNV and the World Bank have prioritized DRR within their 2014-2017 strategic work plans.
The High Level Committee on Programmes/Senior Management Group (HLCP/SMG) is the mechanism through which the agencies deliberate and monitor the progress of the commitments anchored in the UN Plan of Action. The HLCP/SMG reports to the Chief Executives Board (CEB). At the working level, the agencies convened the Inter-agency Group which was involved in work streams backing the implementation the UN Plan of Action.
The 2013 UN Plan of Action
The UN Secretary-General committed to work on disaster risk reduction as part of his second mandate.The UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience offered a basis for the agencies to evaluate the integration of disaster risk reduction into their respective programmes and activities. It helped to position the work of the UN in the context of the remaining term of the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action, the development of what was to become the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the overall post-2015 development agenda, and the UN Secretary-General's second mandate and Five-Year Action Agenda.
World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction