The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is organizing the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Japan. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/67/209) decided to hold the Conference in 2015 in Japan, welcoming the offer of Japan to host it. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution for 2013 on International Strategy for Disaster Reduction states that the World Conference will result in a concise, focused, forward-looking, and action-oriented outcome document and will have as objectives to :
- Complete assessment and review of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action ;
- Consider the experience gained through the regional and national strategies/institutions and plans for disaster risk reduction and their recommendations as well as relevant regional agreements within the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action ;
- Adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction;
- Identify modalities of cooperation based on commitments to implement a Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction ;
- Determine modalities to periodically review the implementation of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
The registration and accreditation process started in March 2014, one year prior to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. As requested by the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) serves as the coordinating body for the Conference. The UNISDR facilitates also the process of reviewing the existing Hyogo Framework of Action and consulting on the development of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. The process will culminate at the World Conference.
Ahead of the Conference, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has launched a call for good practices or cases that highlight the success of the Hyogo Framework for Action and serve as an evidence to support the recommendations made for the Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. Best practices or cases can range from implementation at any level (community, city, national, regional or global), or implemented by any stakeholder (national or local governments, non-governmental entities, universities, private sector, intergovernmental organizations or community groups).
Selected practices or cases will be highlighted before and during the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Good practices or cases can be submitted in English, French, Spanish or Arabic to email@example.com latest by 30 September 2014. Please refer to the format in the template that could be downloaded here in several languages AR | EN | FR | SP