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UNISDR releases official Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 publication 

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has announced the release of the official Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 publication in English, following the UN General Assembly endorsement on June 3, 2015.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on March 18, 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (see CRJ 10:1). The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action.


The World Conference recommended the establishment of an open-ended intergovernmental expert working group, comprised of experts nominated by Member States, and supported by the UNISDR with involvement of relevant stakeholders, for the development of a set of possible indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework in conjunction with the work of the inter-agency expert group on sustainable development indicators.

The conference also recommended that the working group consider the recommendations of the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group on the update of the ‘2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction’.

Voluntary Commitments

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, welcomed the stakeholders’ expression of voluntary commitments to reduce disaster risk.

It also invited further expressions of voluntary commitments and the creation of partnerships to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

Government announcements and special initiatives include both national and local governments, and parliamentarians, and complement the official government statements made at the open-ended intergovernmental preparatory committee meetings and the World Conference.

Voluntary commitments from other stakeholders can be made by all other actors such as private sector, NGOs, local communities, science organisations, etc.

The full document can be accessed here  

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