Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework
Called for by the UN General Assembly the MTR SF marks the midpoint in the implementation of the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It is also an important milestone for other UN frameworks.
The MTR SF has retrospective and prospective elements. It works to take stock, identify emerging issues, uncover context shifts, and build coherence with other frameworks, to better address the systemic nature of risk and so realise regenerative and sustainable development.
The MTR SF will conclude in 2023 at a high level meeting of the General Assembly. The review and political declaration adopted at this meeting can inform inter alia the SDGs Summit, the UN Secretary General’s Summit for the Future and the recommendations for Our Common Agenda, and COP28.
What is the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction?
Agreed at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan, the Sendai Framework provides the framework for an all-of-society and all-of-State institutions engagement in preventing and reducing disaster risks posed by both natural and man-made hazards and related environmental, technological and biological hazards and risks.
e-Consultations or in-person consultations
Structured, multistakeholder consultations will be held at global, regional, national and where feasible local levels to explore the strategic and guiding questions of the MTR SF.
Global consultations will take place in multiple forums, including at the Global Platform 2022 – notably in MTR SF Plenary, and at global events of other relevant global stocktaking and review exercises.
Regional consultations may take place at Regional Platforms or other related regional events, e.g. Regional Forums on Sustainable Development in February – April 2022 and 2023.
The planning and organization of these consultations will be facilitated by UNDRR in collaboration with Governments, members of the UN Sustainable Development Group and other relevant partners
National and local consultations will be led by Governments, including the broadest possible spectrum of State institutions, as well as non-State actors – potentially facilitated by national and local stakeholders – drawing on the Guidance provided by UNDRR and circulated via Note Verbale.
Thematic or stakeholder-specific consultations may also be held in conjunction with national, regional and global consultations on a topic, or by a stakeholder group of relevance to that country, region or the global agenda.
Where public health protocols allows, Governments and stakeholders are encouraged to undertake in-person consultations.
Online dialogues / debates
A limited number of online dialogues or debates will be organized by UNDRR utilising the guiding and probing questions that inform the MTR SF.
Moderated by a prominent individual or individuals of renown and repute across multiple agendas and/or social, ecological and economic systems, the dialogues/debates seek to expand the risk conversation and pursue aspects of how to better understand and manage risk and uncertainty in complex adaptive systems.
2023 marks the midpoint in implementing the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda and other 2015 agreements. The Midterm Review will conclude in 2023, with countries and stakeholders invited to conduct consultations and provide input through 2022.