It’s time to switch from managing disasters to reducing risk

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THANKS;Christos Stylianides, ECHO

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By Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

I am proud to celebrate the first anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which was adopted on March 18, 2015 at a major U.N. conference in Japan.

The Sendai Framework was the first milestone agreement of the 2030 Development Agenda and paved the way for agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals and the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Sendai agreement offers a new approach to disaster risk management policy and operations. The EU and its Member States played a central and assertive role in the…

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