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Sustainable Development & DRR

Photo by UNISDR Mr. Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, speaking on the Sendai Framework.

Parliamentarians key DRR actors - UN SG

2 September 2015

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is 'a fundamental stepping stone marking this year of global action for people and the planet,' according to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in remarks to a gathering of Speakers of Parliament from around the world. 'You can contribute by using your legislative and monitoring functions to ensure sustainable capital investments and adequate social expenditures'...



With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the SDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.