UN Special Representative proposes elements for post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General
The report provides guidance and support for upcoming meetings for disaster risk reduction in the post-2015 framework.
Credits: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), Margareta Wahlström, has presented a paper with proposed elements for consideration in the development of the post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk reduction. These elements aim to provide guidance and support for the preparation and deliberations of upcoming Regional Platforms and meetings for disaster risk reduction upon which the future framework will be built.

The document draws on consultations of all stakeholders that began in early 2012, including online, local, national, regional and global events. Further guidance came from countries’ reports through the UNISDR HFA Monitor, the findings of the biennial UN Global Assessment Reports on Disaster Risk Reduction of 2009, 2011 and 2013, relevant deliberations of the United Nations General Assembly, as well as a growing literature and practice on disaster risk and resilience.

The post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction will undergo the formal preparatory process of the 3rd World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai, Japan, 14?18 March 2015) before it is endorsed by the Conference and transmitted to the United Nations General Assembly for a final endorsement.