The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the Third
UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015. It is the outcome of stakeholder
consultations initiated in March 2012 and inter-governmental negotiations from July 2014
to March 2015, supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction at the
request of the UN General Assembly.
Author: UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia and SAARC Disaster Management Center
Number of pages: 40
This publication provides a conceptual framework for child-centred disaster risk reduction (DRR) for and with children. It describes four approaches to reducing child vulnerabilities including child-centred risk assessments, safeguarding child infrastructure, protecting children in emergencies and social protection for children. It also presents four approaches to enhancing child capacities including participatory action, life skills education, school safety and partnerships. The concluding chapter examines child-centred DRR from the perspective of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030.