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.
Strong accountability is one of the corner stones of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. A set of 38 indicators, recommended by an Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group, will track progress in implementing the seven targets of the Sendai Framework as well as its related dimensions reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 11 and 13. The Sendai Framework Monitor will also function as a management tool to help countries develop disaster risk reduction strategies, make risk-informed policy decisions and allocate resources to prevent new disaster risks. The Sendai Framework Monitor can contribute to the Target E of the Sendai Framework related to development of actionable national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.
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.