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.
As recommended by the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN General Assembly has established an open-ended intergovernmental expert working for the development of a set of possible indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. The General Assembly has also tasked the working group with considering, as appropriate, the recommendations of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on the update of the publication entitled “2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction”.
The working group will be comprised of experts nominated by States, and supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the involvement of relevant stakeholders. The work of the group shall be completed by December 2016 and its report submitted to the General Assembly for consideration.
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.