• by Margareta Wahlstrom
  • Special Representative Of The Secretary-general For Disaster Risk Reduction/head Of The Un Office For Disaster Risk Reduction

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Sendai is a city that is synonymous with resilience to disasters for its remarkable recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011.

It will be a living, breathing example of the meaning of the concept for the thousands of people who will descend on the city for five days of intense debate at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which takes place from March 14 to 18.

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