The Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation has renewed its Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitment (VC) to increase earthquake risk understanding and resilience globally. Under the Sendai Framework VC, GEM is committed to continue developing, communicating and facilitating the use of earthquake hazard, risk and social vulnerability tools and information to contribute to the achievement of the four priorities of action of the UNDRR’s Sendai Framework by 2030.
The Voluntary Commitments initiative, was developed in response to the UN General Assembly resolution 68/211 (2013) and launched in the lead-up to the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in March 2015 to support the development of partnerships at all levels to implement the Sendai Framework. GEM made its first commitment during the WCDRR in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
UNDRR has established an online platform as a mechanism to mobilize, monitor and take stock of commitments from multi-stakeholders for the implementation of the Sendai Framework until 2030. Since its launch in December 2018, a number of stakeholders have already showcased their efforts to build resilient societies by publishing and monitoring Voluntary Commitments (VCs) in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework through the SFVC online platform.
To learn more on how to participate in this initiative, visit https://sendaicommitments.unisdr.org.
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