World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - Sendai, Japan

Road to Sendai

From 14-18 March, the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) takes place in Sendai, Japan. In Sendai, a new Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (HFA2) will come into effect, succeeding the current Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA). The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been working closely with many National Societies in the lead up to Sendai to ensure that the resulting declaration reflects the needs and aspirations of vulnerable communities.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will be actively participating in the conference with a delegation led by IFRC President – Tadateru Konoé. The delegation will include IFRC Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy and 120 senior representatives from 42 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies together with technical experts from three Red Cross Red Crescent reference centres – the Climate Centre, Global Disaster Preparedness Centre and Livelihoods Resource Centre.

Statement/Opinion pieces

UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - Official Statement by Mr Tadateru Konoé, President of IFRC, Sendai, Japan, 14-18 March 2015

It’s time to tackle disaster risk through a coalition of the willing by Tadateru Konoé

The Year of Resilience by Margareta Wahlström

News

World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction casts spotlight on preparedness for technological disasters - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/japan/world-conference-on-disaster-risk-reduction-casts-spotlight-on-preparedness-for-technological-disasters-68221/#sthash.VSh9whxK.dpuf

Agreement reached on new global framework for disaster risk reduction

UN-Habitat and Red Cross to partner on Post-Disaster housing

IFRC announces ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’ at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Lethal Pacific storm marks start of Sendai disaster conference, as IFRC and UN call for 'unprecedented cooperation' on climate

World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction casts spotlight on preparedness for technological disasters

UN recognition for Australian Red Cross disaster resilience work and private sector collaboration

On the Road to Sendai campaign - Ten Red Cross Red Crescent success stories

Press release

Sunday 15 March - Red Cross Red Crescent aims for stronger, safer, healthier communities through One Billion Coalition initiative | French | Spanish | Arabic

Thursday 12 March - Media advisory – World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction