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Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (2020)
The present report has been prepared as requested by the General Assembly in resolution 74/218 on disaster risk reduction and resolution 73/230 on effective global response to address the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. It provides an overview of progress made towards the global targets and the priorities for action of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and identifies good practice, challenges and areas of the Framework that appear not to receive adequate attention. The report draws on the data reported by countries to the Sendai Framework monitor and the collective work of the United Nations system in support of national disaster risk reduction priorities.
Five years after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, its implementation is delivering results. Many countries have increased their capacity to implement disaster risk reduction programmes and progress has been made in saving lives and livelihoods through investments in disaster preparedness and response. However, action to prevent the creation of new and to reduce existing disaster risk lags behind. Disaster risk reduction is not sufficiently considered in policies and investments across sectors and is yet to be fully integrated in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.