Marc Gordon leads the Sendai Monitoring Unit at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). His work is focused on monitoring the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction through its seven global targets. Previously Marc coordinated the biennial Hyogo Framework for Action HFA Review, while also coordinating relations with the OECD, the G20, G8 and G7.
From 2006 – 2012 Mr. Gordon established and led the UNISDR Donor and Business Partnerships Unit. Prior to this, he was the Manager of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Programme (DIPECHO) – South East Asia of the European Commission, operating out of Bangkok. Mr. Gordon has served in various capacities addressing a variety of disaster-related issues in conflict, complex emergencies, political and chronic crises. Having spent the early part of his career developing multi-disciplinary intervention strategies to respond to the needs of vulnerable populations in fragile states and other situations of instability, since 2003 he has been working to proactively build the resilience of societies, systems and individuals to shocks (current and future), through a better understanding and management of disaster risk.