What happened in Sendai? (and how did you miss it?)

By Amanda Thuy-An Nguyen,  2017 MPH Candidate, Emory University   May 2, 2017

 In 2015, the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Sendai, Japan.

The outcome of the five-day conference is a new global agreement to manage disaster risk worldwide – the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030……

and most Americans have never even heard of it!


The Sendai Framework strives to “substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, and health and in the economic,

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The Road to Sendai (and a safer world)

By Amanda Thuy-An Nguyen,  2017 MPH Candidate, Emory University   April 19, 2017

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“The Road to Sendai” is a three-part blog series exploring the global disaster reduction movement and the triad of disaster risk reduction, climate change, and sustainable development.  

The road begins in Rio…

United Nations Agenda 21 was the beginning of the road to Sendai. Agenda 21 was the product of the Earth Summit, also known as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. It called for the integration of environment and development concerns on a global scale as the world was transitioning into the 21st century [1].

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