The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction kicks off on Saturday. The conference is tasked with agreeing on a framework to implement and measure improvements in building resilience to disaster, replacing the Hyogo Framework for Action.

In the run up to the conference the UNISDR has been publishing a series of blogs about disaster risk reduction. Article 25 is very proud of our work rebuilding homes and schools so they are able to withstand earthquakes. However we never forget that all too often people died because these buildings weren’t originally built safely. Our UNISDR blog is a call to make safe school buildings an integral part of education programmes.