United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR (formerly UNISDR) is the United Nations focal point for disaster risk reduction.  It is the custodian agency within the UN system for 11 SDG indicators  (1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.b.1, 11.b.2, 13.1.1, 13.1.2 and 13.1.3) as a direct reflection of the globally agreed indicators of five of the seven Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 global targets.  It brings together governments, partners and communities to enhance a greater understanding of the underlying drivers of disaster risk as well as the systemic nature of risk with its cascading effects which can have a direct impact on the progress of SDGs.  It also seeks to promote a multisectoral and whole of society approach in order to reduce disaster losses and thus ensure a safer, more sustainable future.  UNDRR oversees the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supporting countries in its implementation, monitoring and reporting, which in turn feeds into SDG reporting.  It also strengthens the sharing of knowledge about what works in reducing existing risk and preventing the creation of new risk.