Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai

  • 2015•04•01     The Diplomat

    An excerpt from an article by Christopher Hosbson, a visiting research fellow at UNU:

    Japan has continued its leadership role in the area of disaster preparedness by successfully hosting the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai from March 14-18, 2015. This conference concluded with the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which emphasised resilience, sustainability and understanding disaster risk. It did not, however, take the opportunity to fully incorporate the experiences of Japan’s “triple disaster” of 2011.