Sendai Framework

About Sendai Framework:

  • It is a 15 year agreement
  • Voluntary
  • Non-binding
  • It 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.

Details:

  • SFDRR is an international Treaty that was approved by UN member states in March 2015 at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan.
  • It is a voluntary and non-binding treaty which recognizes that the UN member State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk.
  • It has framework for 15-year i.e. 2015 to 2030.
  • It calls for sharing the responsibility with other stakeholders including local government, the private sector and other stakeholders.
  • It is successor of the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015), which had been the most encompassing international accord on disaster risk reduction.
  • It sets common standards, a comprehensive framework with achievable targets, and a legally-based instrument for disaster risk reduction.
  • It calls for adopting integrated and inclusive institutional measures for preventing vulnerability to disaster, increase preparedness for response and recovery and strengthen resilience.
  • Four specific priorities of Sendai Framework:
    1. Understanding disaster risk
    2. Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
    3. Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
    4. Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation.

India and UNISDR signed a Statement of Cooperation on Sendai Framework

7 Global Targets of SFDRR:

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