Proposed Elements for Consideration in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction

The SRSG’s ‘Proposed Elements’ 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 UNDRR 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 SRSG’s proposed 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 SRSG’s ‘Proposed Elements’ further benefitted from the counsel of five Advisory Groups on DRR, guided by six background papers by UNDRR.

Post-2015 framework: Considerations on its possible elements and characteristics