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Reducing disaster economic losses

In 2018 the theme of the Day aligned with the Target "c" of the Sendai Framework, the global plan to reduce disaster losses by 2030. It aims at reducing disaster economic losses which continue to increase due to more frequent and severe weather-related disasters.



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The "Sendai Seven Campaign ‐ 7 Targets, 7 Years” is an advocacy initiative to encourage implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, with the goal of saving lives, reducing disaster losses and improving management of disaster risk.



The Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted in March 2015, was the first of four agreements approved by the international community in 2015 with the overall aim of making development more sustainable in the face of a raft of challenges faced by the world.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction has four priorities:

Priority 1: Understanding Disaster Risk



Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk



Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience



Priority 4: “Build Back Better”