March 20th, 2015

Disaster risk reduction – one of the most important tasks of humanity got to know that Brazil Post has released a special set of stamps dedicated to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015. The issue consists of two stamps that were put into circulation on the 11th of March.

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) is an UN-hosted conference to discuss international strategy on disaster risk reduction. Japan will host the third conference in Sendai, following the first conference in Yokohama in 1994 and second conference in Kobe in 2005.

Japan, as the host country of the conference as well as an advanced country in disaster risk reduction, has been actively leading discussions toward the formulation of the new international framework for disaster risk reduction (post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction) to be adopted at this conference and preparing for the convening of the conference in cooperation with the UN and the host city (Sendai City), among others.

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