Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) announced the beginning of an historic effort to collect comprehensive data on disaster losses as UN Member States implement the global plan for reducing such losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The newly appointed UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction,said: “It is impossible to prevent disasters and to manage risk if a country is not measuring its disaster losses, particularly at the local level, for both small-scale and large-scale events. Such losses are a great setback for efforts to eradicate poverty.” Today sees the launch of the Sendai Framework Monitor, a tested online tool designed to capture data on achievement of five targets agreed by UN Member States: reducing mortality from disasters, reducing the numbers of disaster affected people, reducing economic losses, reducing damage to critical infrastructure and recording the number of countries with national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction.

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