Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the United Nations system’s focal point for disaster risk reduction and the custodian of the Sendai Framework, supporting countries and societies in its implementation, monitoring and review of progress.

UNISDR’s vision is anchored on the four priorities for action set out in the Sendai Framework: understanding disaster risk, strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk, investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience, and enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

The seven global targets of the Sendai Framework contribute to the achievement of water-related SDGs. Target 11.5 directly refers to water-related disasters, and in addition there are 7 targets related to disaster risk reduction within in SDG 6 and 15, firmly establishing the role of disaster risk reduction as a core development strategy to achieve water-related SDGs.

Estimated annual water and sanitation budget: $1-10 million USD
Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals
Examples of activities
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Representative(s) in UN-Water
Sandra Amlang
Senior Programme Manager
Marlene Grundstrom