The revised UN Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Towards a Risk informed and Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development is the contribution by the UN to ensure the implementation of the Sendai Framework contributes to a risk-informed and integrated approach to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It addresses the need for coherence and mutual re-enforcement of the UN’s resilience building efforts, and it seeks to more effectively integrate UN operational preparedness and response capacities into national operational and capacity development arrangements. The Plan has added emphasis on country and local level engagement and ensuring the UN system is responsive to the different country needs and contexts in regards to disaster risk reduction.
By aligning to the scope of hazards, as reflected in the Sendai Framework, the revised Plan recognizes that the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will rely on measures to manage a broad spectrum of risk with a wide range of stakeholders, and accountability across all sectors.
The revised Plan provides for a stronger alignment of the UN’s work in disaster risk reduction with other UN system-wide approaches on related issues. In particular, it provides actions to align with the forthcoming UN system-wide strategic approach to climate change, such as
- System-wide and joined approaches for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in UN development efforts
- Coherent approaches in the support by the UN for measuring the loss and damage of disasters and climate change
- Joint monitoring of progress in integrating risk reduction and climate change adaptation in UN operational work.