The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is a 15-year agreement with seven targets and four priorities for action which aim 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.

The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and is monitored through one global and seven regional biennial events known as the Global and Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction. 

The aim of the Platforms are to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk. The outcomes of the Global Platform inform the deliberations of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. 

The International Disability Alliance facilitates the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities: Thematic Group on DRR, an open coordination mechanism established to support persons with disabilities, their representative organizations and other relevant stakeholders to engage in the Sendai Platforms and monitoring processes. 

Implementation of the Sendai Framework is supported by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. More details on the Sendai Global and Regional Platforms can be found on the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) website.



The Sendai Stakeholders published their position on COP26. Representing disability group in the UNDRR Stakeholders Engagement Mechanism, IDA managed to successfully advocate for inclusion of disability inclusion in the position. Click here to read the position paper: