This plan of action presents a strategy for integrating disaster risk reduction into UN country level operations. It is intended to all partners committed to reducing the risks that disasters pose and making our societies more resilient. It aims to position the work of the UN in the context of: (i) the remaining term of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA); (ii) the development of a successor or post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2); (iii) the post-2015 development agenda; and (iv) the UN Secretary-General's second mandate and Five-Year Action Agenda.
The plan of action outlines the purpose, a set of core commitments and actions, a shared approach to measure impact and progress, and steps for implementation. It also embraces the international momentum to use “resilience” as a common outcome that integrates poverty reduction, disaster risk reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate change adaptation, as integral to sustainable development.