International Science Council, Get involved: Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) recently launched the midterm review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 (MTR SF), which will conclude in 2023. The outputs of the review will be captured in the report of the MTR SF that will be produced by UNDRR for consideration by Member States at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council and at the General Assembly that will take place in July and September 2023, respectively.

The scope of work to be undertaken, as well as guidance on the approach, methodology, and timeline for the review are described in the concept note of the MTR SF. Questions to be addressed include: What progress has been made in reducing exposure to hazards, and reducing vulnerability? What deliverables would bring the greatest reduction in disaster risk and the greatest increase in the resilience of people, assets and ecosystems by 2030?

The Mid-Term Review of Sendai provides a major opportunity to raise commitments to reduce risk and achieve sustainable development and bring the science to bear more centrally in the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As coordinator of the Science and Technology Major Group for the Sendai Framework, the ISC will coordinate a substantive input of the global scientific community into the mid-term review process.

If you are willing to contribute to this work, please contact Anda Popovici.

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