The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of the results achieved by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) towards its vision, the sustainable reduction of disaster risk and losses for a sustainable future, vis-à-vis its guiding documents, the UNISDR Strategic Framework 2016-2021, the UNISDR Work Programme 2016-2019 and its Results Frameworks.
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 to regional and national Sendai Framework implementation;
- SO3- Catalyze action through Member States and Partners;
- Enabler 1- Effective knowledge management, communication and global advocacy;
- Enabler 2- Strengthened organizational performance.
In 2018, UNISDR launched the Sendai Framework Monitor, took a new approach to the development of the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) and started consultations with experts on gathering and generating risk data and information through a new Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF). The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction launched DesInventar Sendai and a system for tracking voluntary commitments to implement the Sendai Framework. UNISDR also adopted a Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and finalized two Words into Action Guides. Enhanced communication efforts resulted in a wide variety of products and activities being generated in relation to the International Day for Disaster Reduction and World Tsunami Awareness Day.
To ensure that the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is informed by the latest discussions, challenges, innovations and successes related to disaster risk reduction, UNISDR held extensive consultations with governments, the United Nations system partners and a wide variety of stakeholders.