The 2017 Annual Report is the final report of the 2016-17 biennium and provides an overview of the results achieved by UNISDR against its Work Programme 2016-2019.
In this first biennium since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and of the Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNISDR led the global disaster risk reduction community in transitioning from implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action to implementation of the Sendai Framework in the context of the overall 2030
Development Agenda. Throughout the course of the biennium, the global community increasingly underscored the interconnected nature of humanitarian, development and climate action.
To effectively focus its action, UNISDR launched a Strategic Framework 2016-2021 and Work Programme 2016-2019 and underwent a multi-faceted change process to align its organisational structure to the Strategic Objectives of its Framework for greater focus, resource efficiency and accountability.
To deliver its Work Programme UNISDR provided key actors and stakeholders at all levels and sectors with the tools, information, platforms, technical expertise and incentives, to translate the Sendai Framework into concrete actions and contribute to achieving: the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.
This report shares UNISDR’s progress in relation to the three Strategic Objectives and two Enablers of its Work Programme 2016-2019:
- SO1- Strengthen global monitoring, analysis and coordination of Sendai Framework implementation;
- SO2- Support regional and national Sendai Framework implementation;
- SO3- Catalyse action through Member States and Partners;
- Enabler 1- Effective knowledge management, communication and global advocacy;
- Enabler 2- Strengthened organisational performance.
Although all UNISDR Regional Offices contribute to the achievement of all of UNISDR’s Strategic Objectives, this report also highlights specific achievements by the five UNISDR Regional Offices in Africa, the Arab States, the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.