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Proceedings of the first session of the Global Platform Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, 5-7 June 2007, including:

  • Opening statement,
  • Extracts from opening address,
  • Introduction;

Section 1:

  • Raise awareness on reducing disaster risk
  • Addresses and interventions by heads of delegations
  • High level dialogue

Section 2:

  • Share national and local experiences and good practices in disaster risk reduction
  • Introductory plenary

Session workshop 1: National coordination mechanisms - national platforms for disaster risk reduction
Session workshop 2: Policy and legislative systems for disaster risk reduction
Session workshop 3: Mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction into national development instruments
Session workshop 4: From national frameworks to local action: Implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)
Session workshop 5: Education for disaster risk reduction and safer schools in communities at risk
Session workshop 6: Reducing risk in health facilities and the health sector
Session workshop 7: Strengthening disaster risk reduction through preparedness
Session workshop 8: Ecosystems and environmental management for risk reduction

Section 3:

  • Assess progress in implementing the Hyogo Framework and guide the ISDR system
  • Introduction to reporting on progress
  • Regional and global overview of implementation - progress and gaps
  • ISDR system action 2008-2009 to advance the implementation of the Hyogo Framework

Chair's Summary

Annex I:
Agenda of the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduciton
Annex II: List of participating countries and organizations
Annex III: List of statements
Annex IV: List of side events


  • Themes:Education & School Safety, Environment, Governance, Health & Health Facilities

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/1464

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