The present report provides an overview of progress in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, as requested by the General Assembly in its resolution 73/231. In accordance with Assembly resolution 73/230, the report also includes a section on an effective global response to address the impacts of the El Nino phenomenon. The report draws on the data provided by countries through the Sendai Framework monitor and the deliberations and outcomes of the sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction organized in May 2019 under the theme "Resilience dividend: towards sustainable and inclusive societies".
Progress has been observed in reducing disaster risk through the implementation of the Sendai Framework; and there are concrete examples which show that investing in risk reduction pays off. However, the pace of disaster risk creation is exceeding that of risk reduction efforts. At the same time, insufficiencies in the understanding of the systemic nature of risk is limiting the impact of disaster risk reduction policies, strategies and actions. As a result, each year, disasters erase decades of hard-earned development progress. This being the case, for the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved and the ambitions reflected in the Paris Agreement to be fulfilled, disaster risk reduction must be mainstreamed across all relevant policies and sectors.