The Future of Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDP’s Vision for the Successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action
In March 2015 the international community will gather in Japan to decide upon the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) on disaster risk reduction (DRR). This new Post-2015 framework for DRR will build on the lessons learned from the HFA and outline how Member States and supporting agencies undertake DRR for years to come. Given the impact of disasters on development, with at least US$ 2 trillion in economic losses over the last two decades, it is important that this new framework is comprehensive and transformative in its approach, with a particular emphasis on the integration of DRR into development.
As part of its contribution to this process, UNDP has put together a paper outlining its vision for the post-2015 disaster framework. This paper summarizes progress thus far, while outlining what needs to happen beyond the lifetime of the current HFA. Drawing on country level experiences in support of the HFA, it also presents what UNDP commits to deliver over the next five years as part of its work to deliver DRR through development.