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Sustainable Development & DRR

 Photo by UNISDR Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, addresses the Central American forum.

Sendai Framework means sustainable development

24 June 2015

'The challenge now is to go from disaster risk reduction management to an effective disaster risk reduction strategy as a development plan,' Ms. Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, told the 3rd Consultative Forum of the Central American Policy for Integrated Risk Management which was opened by El Salvador’s President Salvador Sánchez Cerén...



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.