The international community adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan, 14–18 March 2015. The World Conference was attended by over 6,500 participants, including 2,800 government representatives from 187 Governments. The Sendai Framework underscores the importance of enhancing the access of States to environmentally sound technology, supported by financing from a variety of international sources on concessional and preferential terms as mutually agreed. The Framework builds on the lessons learned from the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015, noting that disasters continue to undermine efforts to achieve sustainable development. Over the last ten years 700,000 people lost their lives in disaster events, 1.4 million were injured, and approximately 23 million were made homeless as a result of disasters. The economic loss from major disaster events was more than $1.3 trillion during the period.