Synthesis report on consultations on the post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction (HFA2)

This synthesis report provides countries and all stakeholders with an overview of the issues emerging to date on the consultations and development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2). The key purpose of this report is to provide the basis for continued consultations, and to inform a draft HFA2 following the Fourth Session of the Global Platform in May 2013.

The report is divided into four sections. The background describes the context of the consultations and the sources of information in the report. UNISDR’s observations suggest an overview and analysis of main points for the HFA2 consultations to consider. The synthesis orders the ideas and suggestions in the consultations to date into three categories of: local action; integrated approaches; and enabling environment. The final section describes the way forward on the consultation process for HFA2.

The report compiles the varied views expressed over the first year of the consultation, including: (i) the 2011-13 cycle of the National HFA Monitor where countries were asked to identify the most important elements for a HFA2; (ii) reports from national consultations; (iii) views of countries engaged in various international processes that included deliberations on the HFA2; (iii) regional (and sub-regional) platforms on disaster risk reduction in Africa, Asia, Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Arab States, and Central Asia and the Caucuses; (iv) consultations with communities and NGOs; (v) findings from the Local Government Self-Assessment of disaster resilience under the Making Cities Resilient Campaign; (vi) online dialogues; (vii) views of stakeholder groups such as mayors, parliamentarians and the private sector; and (viii) the HFA2 Advisory Group to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Disaster Risk Reduction.