The UNISDR secretariat Biennial Work Programme was developed following the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. It is based on the role and mandate of UNISDR as set by the UN General Assembly. The strategic direction for the 2010-2011 biennium is derived from the outcomes of the Global Platform and from regional consultations. The current programme has been further shaped through broad consultation with the ISDR Support Group in Geneva, donors, the ISDR Inter-Agency Group and other partners. While the current strategic overview is for two years, the vision, targets and strategic directions are forward looking to 2015.
To ensure maximum impact in working with UNISDR, the ISDR Inter-Agency Group has identified gaps and joint results while building on UNISDR strategic objectives for 2010-2011. UNISDR’s strong partnership with the World Bank and donors in the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery is essential for achieving the programme’s objectives. The external evaluation of UNISDR, which will conclude in January 2010, may bring new insights and changes to the current plan.