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Setting up the Post 2015 Framework for DRR

As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for Disaster Risk Reduction draws near and coincides, Korea is engaged in developing a vision for the future. For this, NDMI has had various dialogues and discussed critical reflections on what has been achieved and what needs to be done.

On-going Project

Kim, K. J. et al. (2013) "Establishment of Strategy for Global Disaster Risk Management after Hyogo Framework for Action(HFA) 2005-2015"

Abstract

The aim of this research is to outline Korea's substantive issues and Post-2015 Framework as the disaster risk reduction(DRR) community heads toward the end date of the current blueprint for global disaster risk reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. The authors produce an analysis of the current policy, technology and the international cooperation for DRR in Korea. The progress achieved by Korea in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action will also be examined.

Performances

Presentation by Dr. Shim, J. H (NDMI). "Post 2015 DRR Framework: Safer World for the Future" in the Meeting of the ISDR Asia Partnership"

- 18 April 2013

Participation of the Multilateral Meeting for HFA Agenda hosted by NEMA

- 1 January 2013

Research Paper

- Park, D. K. et al. (2008) "Examination on International Strategy for Disaster Prevention for International Cooperation"

Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of the Nations and Communities to Disasters.

The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is the first plan to explain, describe and detail the work that is required from all different sectors and actors to reduce disaster losses. It was developed and agreed on with the many partners needed to reduce disaster risk - governments, international agencies, disaster experts and many others - bringing them into a common system of coordination.

Background

1. The adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action by the World Conference on Disaster Reduction and its subsequent endorsement by the General Assembly of the United Nations(A/RES/60/1952) marked the culmination of a process started in 1990 with the declaration of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction(IDNDR) (A/RES/42/169).

2. In 1994, the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action for a Safer World was adopted at the World Conference on Natural Disasters. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/54/219 adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction(ISDR) and created the secretariat of the ISDR(UNISDR) with the purpose to ensure its implementation.

3. In 2003 and 2004, the secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction(UNISDR) carried out a review of the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action for a Safer World. The Yokohama Review formed the basis of the HFA and was submitted at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan, in January 2005.

Five Priorities for Action

The HFA outlines five priorities for action, and offers guiding principles and practical means for achieving disaster resilience. Its goal is to substantially reduce disaster losses by 2015 by building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. This means reducing loss of lives and social, economic, and environmental assets when hazards strike.

- Priority Action 1: Ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and a local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation.

- Priority Action 2: Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning.

- Priority Action 3: Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels.

- Priority Action 4: Reduce the underlying risk factors.

- Priority Action 5: Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels.

Source: UNISDR(2012) "Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction"