10 February 2014 - 11 February 2014
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDDR) will be held in Sendai City, Japan in March 2015, at which countries will adopt the post‐2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2). UNISDR - in collaboration with IIASA researchers and leading experts in related fields - is developing a new system of DRM indicators, which will contribute to discussions on HFA2 and WCDRR. This initiative follows the fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, held in May 2013 in which 3,500 participants from 172 countries called for an immediate start of work to be led by the UNISDR to develop targets and indicators to monitor the reduction of risk and the implementation of HFA2. The successor framework will address the challenges posed by increasing disaster risk over the next 20 to 30 years.
To date, the achievement of the HFA has been monitored against a set of 22 core indicators across the five Priority Areas. Although these indicators have generated the most significant global repository of information available on the progress reported by governments in reducing disaster risk, the experience of three biennial review cycles in 2009, 2011 and 2013 has highlighted weaknesses, for example:
The proposed new indicator system will address these weaknesses, thereby raising public and stakeholder awareness and informing global policy discussions on the post‐2015 framework.
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