The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action.
A set of 38 indicators were identified to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The indicators were developed by the Open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction (OIEWG), established by the UN General Assembly. They will generate the information base for the development of Sendai Framework implementation strategies, facilitate the development of risk-informed policies and decision-making processes, and guide the allocation of appropriate resources.
The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction,
1. Welcomed the stakeholders’ expression of voluntary commitments to reduce disaster risk.
2. 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 organizations, etc.