The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held at Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March 2015. Here we provide links to the most important outcomes of the conference.
The importance of WCDRR 2015 is embodied in the Sendai Declaration:
1. We, the Heads of State and Government, ministers and delegates participating in the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, have gathered from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City of Miyagi Prefecture in Japan, which has demonstrated a vibrant recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Recognizing the increasing impact of disasters and their complexity in many parts of the world, we declare our determination to enhance our efforts to strengthen disaster risk reduction to reduce losses of lives and assets from disasters worldwide.
2. We value the important role played by the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005 – 2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters during the past 10 years. Having completed the assessment and review of and considered the experience gained under its implementation, we hereby adopt the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. We are strongly committed to the implementation of the new framework as the guide to enhance our efforts for the future.
3. We call all stakeholders to action, aware that the realization of the new framework depends on our unceasing and tireless collective efforts to make the world safer from the risk of disasters in the decades to come for the benefit of the present and future generations.
4. We thank the people and the Government of Japan as well as the City of Sendai for hosting the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and extend our appreciation to Japan for its commitment to advancing disaster risk reduction in the global development agenda.
Please use the following links for further reading:
The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction:
The Sendai Declaration:
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030:
Commentaries on Sendai:
The following word cloud in the form of the South African Disaster Management Emblem was developed using the text of the Sendai Framework – the bigger the words, the more they are used in the Sendai Framework.