UNISDR: disaster resilience is a core business issue

In March 2015, the international community adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year plan to make countries more resilient. It was the first building block of the wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Sendai Framework puts the responsibility on governments to bring about change, but is relatively unusual in the world of international agreements in that it says that other players also have a specific role. The private sector is one of those singled out in the accord.

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) works hand in hand with companies to ensure that curbing the threat posed by natural and human-induced hazards etched into business strategies.

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