This policy document outlines seven clear targets and four priorities for action in the Sendai Framework to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks: (i) Understanding disaster risk; (ii) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (iii) Investing in disaster reduction for resilience and; (iv) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

The Sendai Framework aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years.

The Framework was adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015.

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Organization: UNISDR

Theme: Adaptation

Topics: Environment, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management, COP22 List of UN Publications, Governance – General, Capacity Development

Type of material: Policy Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish