This reflection paper is a contribution by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and examines the links between disaster risk reduction and development in the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The paper gives perspectives on how disaster risk reduction and resilience is reflected in the outcome document and outlines what disaster risk reduction means for the SDGs. It also highlights the opportunities to reduce disaster risk, build a resilient future and achieve the goals and targets through the implementation of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is being hailed as a positive and ambitious milestone for all regions and stakeholders. The UN Secretary-General describes the outcome as a “universal, transformative and integrated development agenda”. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 global targets sets out areas to advance sustainable development.