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 Annual Report 2015

UNISDR Annual Report 2015

The year 2015 was a landmark for UNISDR, with the agreement on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March and its adoption by all UN Member States in June.

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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. Learn more...

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2017 Sasakawa Award

Nominations for the 2017 Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction are now being accepted and the judges want to recognize an individual, organization or initiative which has made a substantial contribution towards saving lives and reducing global disaster mortality. The deadline is 31 January 2017. Click here for more

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Download 'We Are One' from Health Songs International

"We Are One", with lead vocals by Zambian recording artist Lucy Nkhoma, was produced by Health Songs International for UNISDR. You can download the ringtone version above, or listen to the full song here on our YouTube channel.


This year saw the first ever World Tsunami Awareness Day. Tsunamis are rare. But they can be extremely deadly. Such a stark impact isn't inevitable, however. Early warning systems can save lives. Equally important is community and individual understanding about how and where to evacuate before a wave strikes. Tsunamis know no borders, making international cooperation key for deeper political and public awareness of risk reduction measures.

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This year's edition of International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October marked the start of the "Sendai Seven Campaign – 7 Targets, 7 Years”. It's an advocacy initiative to encourage implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the goal of saving lives, reducing disaster losses and improving management of disaster risk.

Highlights of #IDDR2016

Uniting Nations, People and Action for Resilience

UN and DRR

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 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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