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WCDRR: Historic framework adopted at the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Goals for the significant decrease of the disastrous impacts of extreme natural hazards around the world were set in Sendai Japan, at the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Death and destruction from earthquakes, extreme weather and other hazards around the world would be decreased significantly by 2030 according to goals set by countries meeting at the Third World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, held between 14 and 18 of March 2015, in Sendai, Japan. 

Through the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Conference outcome, participants requested the United Nations General Assembly to integrate into its post-2015 strategy for sustainable development seven goals to reduce risk for loss of life, livelihood and critical infrastructure from disasters, through enhanced national planning and international cooperation. 

The new Framework calls for concrete indicators of progress towards those goals to be measured against the disaster losses in the decade after the adoption of the 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action, its predecessor. Noting the rapid growth of population in urban areas, it also calls for such progress to be measured per 100,000 people globally. 

To reach its goals, the Framework calls for actions to not only protect populations and promote quick recovery, but also to prevent new risks, such as those caused by ill-planned urban growth in areas subject to flooding, landslides and effects of climate change. “It is urgent and critical to anticipate, plan for and reduce disaster risk in order to more effectively protect persons, communities and countries,” the document states. 

Integration with global regimes to mitigate and adapt to climate change and promote sustainable development is among the key objectives of the new Framework, as is inclusively addressing risk through economic, governance, structural, legal, social, cultural, educational and health-related sectors, as well as through related United Nations organs. 

 

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