Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

The concept and practice of reducing disaster risks through systematic efforts to analyse and reduce the causal factors of disasters. 


Sendai Framework for DRR is the intergovernmentally negotiated global framework for DRR and is meant to inform for DRR policies at all levels between 2015-2030.  It was adopted at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015.

States [reiterate] their commitment to address disaster risk reduction and the building of resilience to disasters with a renewed sense of urgency within the context of sustainable development.
— Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030


Our Role

"Children and youth are agents of change and should be given the space and modalities to contribute to disaster risk reduction, in accordance with legislation, national practice and educational curricula."

SENDAI FRAMEWORK FOR DRR 2015-2030, 35(ii)



The Sendai Framework specifically recognizes young people as agents of change and seeks to build partnerships with them. 

UNMGCY is an official partner of the UNISDR, the primary facilitator for the engagement of young people in the work of UNISDR and the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It is also the convener of the UNISDR Youth Engagement Platform (YEP) that coordinates and channels youth engagement in policy design, implementation, monitoring, and follow up & review in the areas of advocacy, capacity building, youth action and knowledge, in the UN as it relates to DRR.

It facilitates youth participation in the Global and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Platforms and their intersessional preparatory meetings. It also facilitates engagement in the UNISDR Science and Technology for DRR meetings, stakeholder meetings, and other technical, special, thematic or ad hoc initiatives.

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