In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly requested to hold the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, from 14 to 18 March 2015, with the main objective to consider and adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
The Preparatory Committee that met in Geneva in July 2014, held a technical workshop on indicators, monitoring and review process for the post-2015 framework. On 8 August 2014, the Co-Chairs for the Preparatory Committee of the World Conference produced a pre-zero draft of a post-2015 framework which included references to targets.
Further consultations are taking place with governments and major groups. One of the key elements that needs more discussion is the area of targets and indicators for the implementation of the post-2015 framework in coherence with other major international policy instruments.
At this library talk, high level authorities and experts will express their views on targets and indicators for disaster risk reduction and will open the floor for dialogue.