The year 2015 was a landmark for UNISDR with the agreement of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan and its adoption by all Member States through General Assembly Resolution 69/284 in June 2015. UNISDR’s commitment to coherence was fruitful, as the Sendai Framework was further recognised in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
This 2015 Annual Report is also the final report of the 2014-15 Biennium Work Programme. The Biennium Work Programme was designed in full alignment with the 2012-15 UNISDR Strategic Framework and therefore contributes to the four strategic objectives: to lead and coordinate; produce credible evidence; undertake advocacy and outreach; and to deliver and communicate results on disaster risk reduction.
The body of this report highlights achievements globally and in the five UNISDR regions (Americas, Africa, Arab States, Asia-Pacific and Europe) against the five work programmes: International Cooperation to Reduce Disaster Risk; Programme on Risk Informed Public Policy and Investment; Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience; Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction; Risk Sensitive Business Investment.Annex I provides an overview of progress against results by reporting according to 31 different indicators. Annex II lists all the publications, policy documents, reports and occasional papers issued by UNISDR in 2015.
The official financial statement as of 31 December 2015, released by the United Nations Office in Geneva, is attached below.