Zero Draft: Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction have released the zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. This document will serve as the basis for the negotiations at the second session of the Preparatory Committee, to be held in Geneva, from 17 to 18 November 2014.

The full text of the zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction is available at

The Scientific and Technological Community Major Group is pleased to see that the value of scientific insights and information for reducing disaster risk and for building resilience – recognised in earlier country, national and regional platform and Major Group statements – is reflected in the Zero Draft.

This is why the STMG calls upon governments and other stakeholders – engaged in the development of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action, committed to seeking an agreement on Sustainable Development Goals and debating formats for Climate Change agreements – to enshrine, comprehensively, a commitment to improved science and technology support for the post-2015 agenda, where the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction can send a powerful early signal for the entire year. Key actors assembled in the STMG are, in turn, committed to respond to requests for critical analysis of, strengthened coordination between, and better knowledge transfer from the many networks, institutes and initiatives – international, regional, national and local, both established and emerging – that produce and teach the science of disaster risk reduction.

Read the full Plenary Statement Science and Technology Major Group.

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