Sendai FrameworkWords Into Action

Words Into Action: Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework


    National focal points for disaster risk reduction, national platforms for disaster risk reduction, local platforms for disaster risk reduction

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction charts the global course over the next 15 years. During the consultations and negotiations that led to its finalization, strong calls were made to develop practical guidance to support implementation, ensure engagement and ownership of action by all stakeholders, and strengthen accountability in disaster risk reduction.

Paragraph 48 (c) of the Sendai Framework calls upon “the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), in particular, to support the implementation, follow-up and review of this framework through […] generating evidence-based and practical guidance for implementation in close collaboration with States, and through mobilization of experts; reinforcing a culture of prevention in relevant stakeholders […]”. In order to support the process, a number of targeted Sendai Framework implementation guides shall be developed.

These implementation guides build upon the experience of the development and use of the similar “Words into Action” guide created during the Hyogo Framework for Action decade, which ran from 2005 to 2015.

Mindful that the guides should support the Sendai Framework implementation, the “Words into Action” guides may focus on a specific topic, sector, or stakeholder group. For example, there is a demand for further guidance on: aligning and measuring targets and indicators; meeting the priorities for action; development of risk-informed plans and strategies; investment opportunities; areas for innovative action and implementation since HFA; working with relevant partners and stakeholders.

Call for Contributions


Contribute to the Sendai Framework implementation guides

UNISDR invited nominations of experts or representatives to join working groups to help develop “Words into Action” Sendai Framework guides on priority topics. See terms of reference.
Nominations are now closed. View all concept notes below.

View “Words Into Action” implementation guides overall concept note

Global Targets

Will focus on the seven Sendai Framework global targets, starting with three targets, and serve to complement the outcome of the work of the Open-Ended Inter-Governmental Experts Working Group on Indicators.

All topics (A-Z)

A listing of all of the above in alphabetical order.