The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 is a 15-year global agreement to reduce, prevent and respond to disaster risks across the globe. It aims to strengthen social and economic resilience to disasters caused by natural, biological and technological hazards, and which are further exacerbated by climate extremes and slow onset events.

Adopted by UN Member States at the Third UN World Conference in March 2015, the Framework recognizes the primary role of states in reducing disaster risk while highlighting that responsibility should be shared with local governments, the private sector and other stakeholders. The Sendai Framework makes specific references to the impact of disasters on displacement, as well as the importance of leveraging migrants’ knowledge, skills and capacities in the design and implementation of disaster risk reduction. 

IOM is committed to supporting States to implement the Sendai Framework priorities, and to address the specific provisions related to migrants, displaced people and mobility issues, stressing a multi-hazard, all-of-society approach to reducing and managing risk.