HFA2 Consultations by Region: 2012 to 2015

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Global consultations in

North America - 2 events

Global consultations in

South America - 1 events

Global consultations in

Europe - 8 events

Global consultations in

Arab States - 0 events

Global consultations in

Africa - 0 events

Global consultations in

Asia & Pacific - 4 events

Global consultations in

Other - 2 events
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Regional consultations in

North America - 0 events

Regional consultations in

Europe - 9 events

Regional consultations in

Arab States - 5 events

Regional consultations in

Africa - 11 events

Regional consultations in

Asia & Pacific - 18 events

Regional consultations in

Other - 1 events
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National consultations in

North America - 0 events

National consultations in

Europe - 5 events

National consultations in

Arab States - 4 events

National consultations in

Africa - 6 events

National consultations in

Asia & Pacific - 21 events

National consultations in

Other - 2 events
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5
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Local consultations in

North America - 0 events

Local consultations in

South America - 1 events

Local consultations in

Europe - 5 events

Local consultations in

Arab States - 1 events

Local consultations in

Africa - 1 events

Local consultations in

Asia & Pacific - 7 events

Local consultations in

Other - 0 events
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Stakeholder consultations in

North America - 0 events

Stakeholder consultations in

South America - 2 events

Stakeholder consultations in

Europe - 8 events

Stakeholder consultations in

Arab States - 1 events

Stakeholder consultations in

Africa - 2 events

Stakeholder consultations in

Asia & Pacific - 7 events

Stakeholder consultations in

Other - 1 events
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Thematic consultations in

North America - 2 events

Thematic consultations in

South America - 1 events

Thematic consultations in

Arab States - 0 events

Thematic consultations in

Africa - 0 events

Thematic consultations in

Asia & Pacific - 5 events

Thematic consultations in

Other - 1 events

Global consultations are organized by UNISDR or partner agencies, involving member states, organizations and stakeholder groups from different continents and regions. These include the on-line dialogues and the Advisory Group for the post-2015 framework for DRR.

Regional consultations aim for countries and stakeholder groups to assess the progress and challenges in developing regional strategies and plans for reducing disaster risks including trans-boundary risks in the region.

National consultations aim to engage multi-stakeholder dialogue at the country level to discuss the development of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction by building upon the national reporting process, sharing insights on challenges in reducing risks and impacts of disasters.

Local consultations aim to engage local governments and communities in the discussions on how to build resilience to disasters and what needs to be in a post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction from a local perspective.

The inclusive consultative process seeks to engage with many stakeholders such as national and local governments, private sector and civil society, vulnerable groups, parliamentarians, youth, science and technology institutions, media and intergovernmental bodies.


Thematic consultations address significant issues of reducing disaster risk and building resilience learnt from HFA implementation and emerging post-2015 framework for DRR consultations such as: risk governance, land use planning, gender and vulnerable groups. For informed consultations, see thematic papers under 'DRR and Emerging Issues' on the home page.

Consultation Process

The consultation process will employ a participatory and inclusive approach through:

  • Organizing consultative meetings at regional and global platforms for disaster risk reduction
  • Facilitating online discussions
  • Consulting with the Advisory Group
  • Encouraging and participating in national and thematic consultations
  • Linking ongoing major international processes such as Rio+20, the post-2015 development agenda, and the UN Climate Change Conferences (COPs)
  • Refering to reports and monitoring of the existing Hyogo Framework of Action to identify progress and challenges

The consultation is based on the background paper Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This paper presents the context and a timeframe.

Advisory Group

Invited by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Advisory Group provides guidance on substantive and process related matters to the SRSG on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

Schedule of Consultations

Consultative meetings engage a wide range of stakeholders to review successes and lessons, identify challenges and solutions to risk reduction. Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction consultative meetings are taking place around the globe.

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Hosting a Consultation and Discussion

A range of partners and stakeholders are committed to reducing the risks and impacts of disasters and building community resilience. The consultations around a post-2015 framework will harness ideas from stakeholders including national and local governments, interest groups and community practitioners, NGOs, parliamentarians, academics, science and technology institutions, the private sector and media, international agencies and regional intergovernmental bodies.

There is advice and guidance on hosting an HFA2 consultation and discussion.

Online Dialogue

Online dialogues provide an opportunity to further explore and debate specific topics to be considered in a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

Outcome Documents

All stakeholders are encouraged to submit outcome documents on consultations on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management 2014 (6PPDRM)
Organizer: UNISDR Pacific;  SPC
Fiji; 02 - 04 Jun 2014

Fourth Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) of the Americas (RP14) / Cuarta Sesión de la Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Desastres en las Americas
Organizer: UNISDR AM
Ecuador; 27 - 29 May 2014

Fifth Africa Regional Platform and Third Ministerial Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction
Organizer: UNISDR AF;  ECOWAS;  AU
Nigeria; 13 - 16 May 2014

Regional Consultations for Central Asia and South Caucasus on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2)
Organizer: UNISDR CA
Kazakhstan; 01 - 02 Apr 2014

Global platform for disaster risk reduction 2013: Fourth session
Organizer: UNISDR
Switzerland; 19 - 23 May 2013

European Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction
Organizer: Italy - government;  UNISDR EUR;  EFDRR
Italy; 08 Jul 2014

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