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 was the first of the post-2015 development instruments to be adopted in March 2015. It was followed by three other major intergovernmental agreements: the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development, adopted at a conference in Ethiopia in July 2015; Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed at a summit in New York in September 2015; and Paris Agreement adopted at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2015, and which is the successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

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Indicators and Terminology

Open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology

Intergovernmental Expert Working Group

The second formal session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction took place in Geneva on 10-11 February, following the first such session in September 2015. Learn more...

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International Conference on the Implementation of the Health Aspects of the Sendai Framework

The International Conference on the Implementation of the Health Aspects of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 took place in March in Thailand’s capital. The outcome was the ‘Bangkok Principles’, which place strengthened coordination at the heart of efforts to reduce risk from biological hazards. They call for an inter-operable, multi-sectoral approach to promote systematic cooperation, integration and, ultimately, coherence between disaster and health risk management. Click here for more

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On the 50th anniversary of the devastating Florence floods, the Government of Italy and the City of Florence, in partnership with UNISDR, are organizing a High Level Forum on 16-17 June gathering Ministers, Mayors, policymakers, local governments, the private sector, experts and partners from across the world with interests and engagement in local and urban resilience and disaster risk reduction. Learn more


The UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was held on 27-29 January 2016 at the Geneva International Conference Center. UNISDR invites organisations, institutions, networks and platforms working on disaster risk reduction to join the Science and Technology Partnership and contribute to the implementation of the Road Map. Learn more

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Uniting Nations, People and Action for Resilience

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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 this year, represents an opportunity for the United Nations system to actively work towards the Sustainable Development Goals as one body.

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