Sendai Framework

Sendai Framework 2019-01-07T10:04:57+01:00

In a nutshell

The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders including local government, the private sector and other stakeholders. It aims for the following outcome:
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.

The Sendai Framework is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. UNISDR has been tasked to support the implementation, follow-up and review of the Sendai Framework.

Aim and focus:

Increase countries’ resilience to disasters

7 targets and four priority actions across sectors.

38 respective quantitative and qualitative indicators developed to measure global implementation progress.

Developed to be consistent with SDG indicators and are used as indicator for measuring specific targets of SDG 1, SDG 11 and SDG 13.

Legal Relevance:  Voluntary, non-binding agreement

Supported by: 187 member States

Implementation period: 2015 – 2030, with 2005-2015 being the baseline

Monitoring and Reporting:

Sendai Framework Monitor and Sendai Framework Readiness Review.

Progress in implementing the Sendai Framework will be reviewed biennially by the UNISDR.

Localisation and the role of local government  

“decentralize responsibilities and resources for disaster risk reduction to relevant subnational or local authorities, as appropriate” Hyogo Framework for Action, 2005, §16 i.d.

“full engagement of all state institutions of an executive and legislative nature of national and local level” (19e)….”empower local authorities” (19f), …“local disaster risk reduction strategies and plans…” (27b) Sendai Framework, 2015

10 Essentials to Make Cities Resilient Campaign

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Some features

(a) Substantially reduce global disaster mortality by 2030, aiming to lower average per 100,000 global mortality rate in the decade 2020-2030 compared to the period 2005-2015.
(b) Substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower average global figure per 100,000 in the decade 2020 -2030 compared to the period 2005-2015.
(c) Reduce direct disaster economic loss in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030.
(d) Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and educational facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030.
(e) Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.
(f) Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of this Framework by 2030.
(g) Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to the people by 2030.


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