Local and Regional Authorities Key Partners in Disaster Risk Reduction by @uclg_org
The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Sendai, Japan, between 14 and 18 March 2015, resulted in a historic agreement by the international community to reduce disaster risk, and recognized local authorities and the local level as essential to achieving this. Strongly represented at the Conference, local and regional authorities showed the world that they are fully engaged in the risk reduction process at all levels. This represents an important technical and political step by local and regional governments and their networks around the world to strengthen their role and capacity in risk prevention and reduction. For the first time, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 recognizes that local authorities have a crucial role to play in disaster risk reduction . The local level and local authorities are mentioned...