UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: briefings for delegations

Briefing papers

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) has been convened since 1994. The Third WCDRR was held 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Japan. The conference covered topics under the theme of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. These briefings give those without expert knowledge on disaster risk reduction the key facts that relate to the areas under negotiation at Sendai.

Finance for disaster risk reduction

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Katie Peters and Alice Caravani
This note provides information relevant to the agreement of target (vi) of the draft Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which reads: '[Increase flow of additional, sustained and predictable means of implementation, in particular, provisions of...
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Economic losses from disasters

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Aditya Bahadur; Catherine Simonet
This note provides information relevant to the agreement of target (iii) of the draft Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), on economic loss, which reads: '[Substantially] reduce direct disaster economic loss [by a given percentage] in relation to...
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Early warning systems and disaster risk information

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Lindsey Jones and Elizabeth Carabine
This note provides information relevant to the agreement of target (vii) of the draft Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which reads: 'Ensure access to impact-based early warning and disaster risk information [to 90% of the people] by 2030 and...
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Disaster damage to critical infrastructure and basic services

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Tom Mitchell and Emma Lovell
This note provides information relevant to the agreement of target (iv) of the draft Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which reads: '[Substantially] reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure, including health and educational facilities...
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Disaster mortality

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Aditya Bahadur and Catherine Simonet
This note provides information relevant to the agreement of target (i) of the draft Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which reads: 'Reduce disaster mortality per capita by 2030 and its variants'.
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