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The Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) observes that "disaster risk reduction is a cross-cutting issue in the context of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration."

Total number of documents: 38

Disaster resilience for sustainable development: draft post-2015 DRR framework
Source(s): ODI
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 2 p.

This 2-pager highlights an alternative way of organising the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, along sector-based lines, and reiterates three strategies for pursuing effective disaster ...


Disaster risk reduction makes development sustainable: a call for action
Source(s): GFDRR; Oxfam Intl; UNICEF; UNDP
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 6 p.

This brochure features the devastating impacts of disasters, their effects on development and the rising price of disasters and climate risk. It then introduces disaster risk reduction as a significan...


Introduction to the proposal of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals
Source(s): UN DESA
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 24 p.

This document proposes a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) for consideration and appropriate action by the General Assembly at its 68th session. It contains several targets related to disast...


Making the SDGs sustainable and resilient: disasters and resilience in the zero draft
Source(s): CA; GNDR; Islamic Relief Worldwide; MARSD; Oxfam Intl; Plan Intl; WSPA; WVI
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 4 p.

This short lobby brief reflects on the combination and coverage of disasters and resilience targets across the goal framework, in order to ensure the right balance of policy outcomes to build resilien...


Policy brief: Making the SDGs sustainable and resilient - Disasters and resilience in the outcome document of the Open Working Group
Source(s): CA; Islamic Relief Worldwide; Oxfam GB
Publication date: 2014
Number of pages: 4 p.

This short brief analyses the outcome of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the perspective of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience. It describes key targe...


Options for integrating climate change considerations into the post-2015 development framework: discussion paper
Source(s): BOND
Publication date: 2013
Number of pages: 11 p.

This paper addresses the post-2015 development framework and the need to make climate action in all countries happen without further delay and to support poor people to respond to climate impacts they...


Regional issues in disaster risk reduction, including those related to climate change adaptation, and policies related to mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into socio‐economic development planning
Source(s): ESCAP
Publication date: 2013
Number of pages: 13 p.

The document explores the issues related to disaster risk reduction and climate change implications for development in Asia and the Pacific. It discusses options for integrating disaster risk reductio...


UN system task team on the post-2015 development agenda: building resilience to disasters through partnerships
Publication date: 2013
Number of pages: 13 p.

This is the second Thematic Think Piece on Disaster Risk and Resilience developed by UN entities to support discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. The paper outlines the modus operandi of th...


Coherent action by the UN System to reduce disaster risk and build resilience
Source(s): UNISDR
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 3 p.

This background note describes areas of work for the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) to enhance the focus on disaster risk reduction and resilience across the UN system. It details UNIS...


Disaster risk reduction: a fundamental element of building resilience
Source(s): VOICE
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 2 p.

This position paper highlights the importance of disaster risk reduction (DRR) for building resilience and was launched to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2012. Building on a ...


Future of monitoring and evaluation in humanitarian sector: possible list for discussion
Source(s): AIDMI
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 4 p.

This document lists five areas to support the system wide discussion around the future of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the humanitarian sector, including disaster risk reduction and climate chan...


Options for including disaster resilience in post-2015 development goals
Source(s): ODI
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 12 p.

This Background Note discusses potential indicators and targets for including a specific goal on disaster resilience in the post-2015 development framework, as well as considering the opportunities fo...


Realizing the future we want for all: report to the Secretary-General
Source(s): UN DESA; UNDP
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 52 p.

This report addresses the challenge to reach a consensus on the contours of an agenda that adequately identifies the development needs of present and future generations, and is capable of crystallizin...


Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction (2011)
Source(s): UNISDR
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 178 p.

Revealing risk, redefining development: The 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction - revealing risk, redefining development - contributes to achieving the Hyogo Framework of Actio...


Improving the odds of achieving the MDGs: global monitoring report 2011
Source(s): WB
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 177 p.

This report addresses the role of the World Bank Group on climate change and natural disasters. The WBG is helping countries address climate change through projects and partnerships and natural disast...


MDG Gap Task Force report 2011: The global partnership for development - Time to deliver
Source(s): UN DESA
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 78 p.

The report monitors the progress made in achieving the targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 8. It recognises the urgent need to reduce the risk of disasters caused by natural hazards and the p...


The Millennium Development Goals report 2011
Source(s): UN; UN DESA
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 67 p.

The MDG Report 2011 highlights where progress is being made and where stronger efforts are urgently needed to meet each of the eight Goals. The report presents the latest statistics on each of the Goa...


2009 synthesis of Resident Coordinator annual reports
Source(s): UNDG
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 140 p.

This document describes some of the critical ongoing work of the United Nations development system to support countries meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their own national developme...


Accelerating progress on the MDGs country priorities for improving performance
Source(s): IDS
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 18 p.

This report is about learning from country experience in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It advances a set of performance priorities that are clearly identified from global devel...


Advocacy kit for parliamentarians: disaster risk reduction - an instrument for achieving the Millennium Development Goals
Source(s): UNISDR
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 47 p.

This handbook aims to assist members of parliament to oversee national progress and investments made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in their country, using disaster risk reduction....


Disaster proofing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Source(s): ADPC; EndPoverty 2015
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 12 p.

Enhancing resilience and accelerating achievements of MDGs and HFA implementation in Asia and the Pacific region by 2015: This brochure clearly shows how disaster can set back each of the Millenni...


Green recovery and reconstruction training toolkit for humanitarian aid (GRRT)
Source(s): American Red Cross; WWF
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: The complete document is scheduled for general release in November 2010.

Rebuilding stronger, safer, environmentally sustainable communities after disasters: The GRRT toolkit provides a step-by-step guide for the task of rebuilding communities to be more environmentally...


Local development and MDGs: what role for local governments?
Source(s): UNCDF
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 19 p.

Localizing the MDGs: This paper aims to outline the key policy issues that underlie the debate over local development and the role that local governments can play in accelerating progress towards ...


Science and innovation for development
Source(s): UKCDS
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 380 p.

This book demonstrates how science and innovation can be harnessed to tackle today’s biggest challenges in poor countries. Its scope includes: (i) the impact of climate change and other future threa...


The Millennium Development Goals report 2010
Source(s): UN; UN DESA
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 76 p.

This report shows how much progress has been made on concrete strategies and actions to meet the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It calls for investments in disaster risk reduction as provi...


The Regional Bureau's science support strategy 2010-2013: meeting society's needs with science-based solutions
Source(s): UNESCO Jakarta
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 16 p.

This strategy emphasizes the need to better understand the complex relationships between development and emerging challenges such as climate change, pollution, population growth and environmental degr...


Towards the UN MDG Review Summit 2010: CONCORD’s recommendations to the EU
Source(s): BOND; CONCORD
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 36 p.

This paper sets out what the European Union needs to deliver to achieve progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and addresses other pressing development challenges such as pe...


Trends in sustainable development: Small Island Developing States
Source(s): UN DESA
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 46 p.

This report reviews the progress made in addressing the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through the the Mauritius Strategy (MSI). It highlights key developments and recent tre...


UNDP Nepal annual report 2009
Source(s): UNDP Nepal
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 70 p.

This report reviews the main achievements of UNDP Nepal’s projects in 2009 in : (i) peace-building; (ii) transitional democratic governance; (iii) livelihoods; (iv) rural energy; (v) the environment...


Urban challenges: scoping the state of the Commonwealth's cities
Source(s): Commonwealth Sec
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 79 p.

This report explores the need for an action research programme on the state of the Commonwealth's cities. It asserts that governance, inclusion and practical policies are vitally important in tackling...


Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction: summary and recommendations (2009)
Source(s): UNISDR
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 20 p.

Risk and poverty in a changing climate: This summary presents the key findings and recommendations of the Report, which identifies disaster risk, analyses its causes, shows that these causes can be...


Integrating disaster risk reduction into the CCA and UNDAF: a guide for UN country teams
Source(s): UNDG
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 80 p.

The guidance lays out a step-by-step approach to assist UN country teams in integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the preparation, formulation and monitoring and evaluation of country analyses ...


Investing in a safer future: a disaster risk reduction policy for the Australian aid program
Source(s): AusAid, Australia - gov
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 34 p.

This policy provides the framework for the full integration of disaster risk reduction into Australia’s aid program. The policy supports the significant efforts of partner governments, UN agencies, ...


The Millennium Development Goals report 2009
Source(s): UN DESA
Publisher(s): UN
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 56 p.

This annual report presents the most comprehensive global assessment of progress to date, based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the UN system. The ...


Disaster proofing the millennium development goals: minimise disasters, maximise development
Source(s): ADPC; EndPoverty 2015
Publisher(s): UN
Publication date: 2007
Number of pages: 8 p.

This brochure is a joint paper of the United Nations Millennium Campaign in Asia and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) advocating for the commitment of the Asian Countries in progressing t...


Reducing the risk of disasters - helping to achieve sustainable poverty reduction in a vulnerable world: a DFID policy paper
Source(s): DFID, United Kingdom - gov
Publisher(s): ODI
Publication date: 2006
Number of pages: 30 p.

This paper summarises DFID’s policy on disaster risk reduction as it applies to natural and technological disasters. 2004 and 2005 saw some of the worst disasters in living memory: from the Asian Ts...


Disaster risk reduction: a development concern, a scoping study on links between disaster risk reduction, poverty and development
Source(s): DFID, United Kingdom - gov; DEV
Publication date: 2004
Number of pages: 74 p.

This Study is part of DFID’s strategic effort to assess the significance of disaster risk in its development work. It aims to explore evidence on linkages between poverty alleviation, developmen...


Reducing disaster risk: a challenge for development
Source(s): BCPR-UNDP
Publication date: 2004
Number of pages: 146 p.

This report shows that billions of people in more than 100 countries are periodically exposed to at least one event of earthquake, tropical cyclone, flood or drought. It introduces a pioneering Disast...