The main forum for continued and concerted emphasis on disaster reduction, providing strategic guidance and coherence for implementing the Hyogo Framework, and for sharing experiences and expertise among all its stakeholders.
What is the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction?
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP), which takes place every two years, is the global forum for accelerating world-wide momentum on disaster risk reduction. As the primary gathering for the world's disaster risk community, it brings together Governments, UN, international regional organizations and institutions, NGOs, scientific/academic institutions and the private sector.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction underlines the importance of global Platforms in order to:
- forge partnerships;
- periodically assess progress on implementation;
- share practice and knowledge on disaster risk-informed policies, programmes and investments, including on development and climate issues;
- promote the integration of disaster risk management in other relevant sectors.
The sessions of the Global Platform have brought together participants from 172 countries with representation from national and local governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, mayors and parliamentarians, local communities, indigenous peoples, children and youth, persons with disabilities, and leaders from business, academia and science.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the UN entity responsible for coordinating the organization of the Global Platform and supporting the regional platforms and Ministerial meetings on disaster risk reduction.