Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Sendai Framework: a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sendai Framework, the first of the world's post-2015 development agreements, was adopted in March 2015. It was followed by three other major intergovernmental accords: the July 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development; Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in September 2015; and the December 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

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UNISDR Strategic Framework 2016-2021

UNISDR Annual Report 2015

UNISDR's Strategic Framework 2016-2021 is guided by the following vision, mandate and overarching objective: the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses for a sustainable future; focal point of the United Nations system for disaster risk reduction and the custodian of the Sendai Framework, supporting countries and societies in its implementation, monitoring and review of progress; the prevention of new and reduction of existing disaster risk and strengthening resilience through successful multi-hazard disaster risk management.

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UNISDR Annual Report 2016

UNISDR Annual Report 2016

This is the first Annual Report against the UNISDR Work Programme 2016-2019 and in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION 2017: HOME SAFE HOME

This year's Day will focus on Target B of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the goal of reducing the number of affected people by disasters by 2030.

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Indicators and Terminology

Open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology

Intergovernmental Expert Working Group

The third and final formal session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Geneva from 14-18 November, issuing a final report for approval by the UN General Assembly. Click here to find out more.

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THE 2017 SASAKAWA AWARD

2017 Sasakawa Award

The UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction honours an individual, organization or initiative which has made a substantial contribution to saving lives and reducing global disaster mortality. The latest award was presented at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, and recognised work in Portugal, Iran, Brazil and Fiji. Click here for more

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THE 2017 RISK AWARD

2017 Risk Award

The RISK Award, endowed with €100,000, is issued every two years by UNISDR, the Global Risk Forum Davos and the Munich Re Foundation. This year's award, issued at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, went to the Nursing Association of Nepal won the prize for its “EpiNurse” project – short for “Epidemiology Nurse” – which will equip nurses with monitoring and surveillance tools to prevent and control infectious diseases after disasters. Click here for more about the RISK Award


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WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY 2017

For the second year in a row, the World Tsunami Awareness Day will align with the International Day for Disaster Reduction and the "Sendai Seven Campaign" and will focus in 2017 on Target B of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which aims at reducing the number of affected people globally by disasters by 2030.

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2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The biennial Global Platform, launched in 2007, is the world's foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. The 2017 edition, which was the first of the Sendai Framework era, took place from 22 to 26 May in Cancun, Mexico. Click here to find out more.

Uniting Nations, People and Action for Resilience

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Featured Organization: WMO

The vast majority of disasters are linked to high-impact weather and hydrological events as well as climate extremes, including rapid-onset hazards such as tropical cyclones and slow-onset hazards such as droughts. Disaster risk reduction is, therefore, at the core of the mission of WMO and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of its 191 Member States and Territories. More about WMO

United Nations Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Collective action by the UN system is critical to ensure that disaster risk is reduced, a fact underlined in the Sendai Framework and its linked post-2015 agreements, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The revised UN Plan of Action, approved in April 2016, represents an opportunity for the United Nations system to actively work towards the Sustainable Development Goals as one body.

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