Announcements

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Conference proceedings released:
Please find the proceedings of the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction available for download below.

The Chair's Summary may also be found below in addition to further information documents on the outcomes, including recommendations from National Platforms, Parliamentarians, the ISDR Management Oversight Board and on climate change adaptation, gender, and youth engagement in disaster risk reduction on the Closing Plenary page.

A summary report of the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is available in PDF format and provides an excellent overview of all discussions that took place during the Global Platform, including the Opening and Closing debates, High Level Panels, round tables and Informal Plenary sessions.

UNISDR4 December 2009

Outcomes and Recommendations:
Please find the final Chair's Summary below (in PDF). This final version includes comments expressed in plenary during the closing ceremony. It also reflects written comments received following the Chair's invitation to submit additional remarks by 8 July 2009.

Further information documents on the outcomes, including recommendations from National Platforms, Parliamentarians, the ISDR Management Oversight Board and on climate change adaptation, gender, youth engagement in disaster risk reduction, can be found on the Closing Plenary page.

A Summary Report of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is available in PDF format and provides an excellent overview of all discussions that took place during the Global Platform, including the Opening and Closing debates, High Level Panels, round tables and Informal Plenary sessions.

UNISDR14 July 2009

Please find the Participant List and the draft Chair's Summary below (in PDF).

The summary includes comments expressed in Plenary during the closing ceremony; Outcomes and recommendations from National Platforms, Parliamentarians, the Management Oversight Board and on climate change adaptation, gender, youth engagement in disaster risk reduction can also be found from the Closing Plenary.

Please indicate from what segment of the Global Platform your comments or recommendations are drawn. Please fill in the comprehensive on-line survey before 15 July 2009, follow the links below the Chair's Summary, or take the survey here.

UNISDR10 July 2009

Please find the draft Chair's Summary below (in PDF). The summary includes comments expressed in Plenary during the closing ceremony.

Outcomes and recommendations from National Platforms, Parliamentarians, the Management Oversight Board and on climate change adaptation, gender, youth engagement in disaster risk reduction can also be found from the Closing Plenary

As indicated by the Chair, we welcome comments in writing by 8 July 2009 to: globalplatform@un.org

Please indicate from what segment of the Global Platform your comments or recommendations are drawn. Please fill in the comprehensive on-line survey before 15 July 2009, follow the links below the Chair's Summary, or take the survey here.

UNISDR29 June 2009

Chair's Summary
Please find the draft Chair's Summary below (in PDF). The summary includes comments expressed in Plenary during the closing ceremony.

As indicated by the Chair, we welcome comments in writing by 8 July 2009 to: globalplatform@un.org
Please indicate from what segment of the Global Platform your comments or recommendations are drawn.

Your feedback to improve both organization and content for the next Global Platform is essential. Please fill in the comprehensive on-line survey before 15 July 2009, follow the links below the Chair's Summary, or click here.

UNISDR25 June 2009
The Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction concluded today with participants from some 300 regional/national organizations and governments urging political leaders to implement measures to halve the number of deaths from natural hazard by 2015.

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UNISDR19 June 2009
The Global Platform was honoured to receive former UN Secretary-General and, now President of the Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) Kofi Annan to launch an exciting meteorological initiative for Africa...

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UNISDR18 June 2009
A highlight of last night’s reception hosted by the Government of Switzerland – following the welcoming remarks made at the opening ceremony earlier in the day by the Swiss Confederation President Hans-Rudolf Merz – was the presentation of the Sasakawa Award to Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno, the 2009 Laureate.

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UNISDR17 June 2009
The Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction opened in Geneva today at an impressive ceremony marked by a keynote video message from UN Secretary General, Ban-ki Moon.

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UNISDR16 June 2009
By mid-afternoon on Monday 15 June, around 700 of more than 1,800 Global Platform participants had ‘checked in’ at the Geneva conference centre in preparation for today's opening session.

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UNISDR15 June 2009
Please find as follows the provisional speaking order for Official Statements at the Global Platform.
View speaking order

We kindly ask you to check this website the day before your delegation's planned intervention for any updates. To report any necessary changes, click here.

Delegates are encouraged to register early: from 0830 to 1800 on Monday 15 June.
UNISDR14 June 2009
Register early: Due to the record number of participants at the 2009 Global Platform, we strongly encourage delegates to register early. Early registration is open from 1400 to 1700 on Sunday 14 June, and from 0830 to 1800 on Monday 15 June.

Influenza A(H1N1) Information: The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus.
See WHO guidance
UNISDR12 June 2009
Register early:Due to the record number of participants at the 2009 Global Platform, we strongly encourage delegates to register early. Early registration is open from 1400 to 1700 on Sunday 14 June, and from 0830 to 1800 on Monday 15 June.

Plan your week: Full details of all events can be found in the Programme section of this website.

Provisional list of delegates now available: See documents below. Please communicate any changes or amendments to globalplatform@un.org
UNISDR11 June 2009
The deadline for registering for written Official Statements has been extended. Requests for submitting written statements will be accepted until this Friday, 12 June 2009. Oral statement requests may still be received, but delivery is contingent upon available slots in the schedule. > More information on how to registerUNISDR10 June 2009
Official Statements of three minutes maximum can be delivered on the first three days of the conference mornings and afternoons. All delegations are also requested to submit a written statement. Only one statement per delegation will be delivered. The deadline for online registration is Monday, 8 June 2009. Delegations interested in delivering an Official Statement should register online by following the instructions received by email; if you did not receive an email, please register your request by email: globalplatform@un.org or fax: +41 22 9178964.UNISDR3 June 2009
Last updated: 15 April 2014