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Global Platform 2013: Concept note releasedOn the basis of the feedback received during the consultations on the draft concept paper, please find the final version of the concept paper for the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, outlining the main themes around which... 22 Mar 2012
Global Platform 2013: Concept note open for commentsThe Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Geneva at the International Conference Centre from Sunday 19 May to Thursday 23 May 2013. 13 Dec 2011
Replacement of Hyogo Framework raised at UN committee“As we approach 2015 and the end of this HFA what is clear is the need for any future framework on DRR to be anchored in the principles of sustainable development, and that those principles incorporate disaster and climate risk management as well as... 9 Nov 2011
Proceedings of the Third Session of Global PlatformThe Proceedings of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and World Reconstruction Conference, held 8-13 May 2011 in Geneva, is now available online. 30 Sep 2011
Mayors and Local Governments at the Global PlatformThe Global Platform provided a forum for local government leaders to exchange expertise and discussed among themselves, with senior UN officials and national government representatives about strategies to involve different stakeholders, and to raise awareness... 9 Aug 2011
Government officials from Pacific island countries and territories to discuss a "roadmap" for a regional policy frameworkFollowing on from the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Third Session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management with the theme "Working together to protect Pacific communities from the risks posed by natural and climate related... 9 Aug 2011
The Chair’s SummaryThe Chair's Summary reflects interventions at the Joint Outcomes Session on 13 May, the last day of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. This includes subsequent comments made on the draft summary which were received until... 25 May 2011
Global Platform Highlights and Summary - Friday, 13 MayOn Friday, 13 May, Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, introduced in plenary the Chair's Summary, which highlighted the consensus points from the discussions that had taken place over the course of the week. She... 16 May 2011
Closing statements and commitments made by partcipantsFinal statements and commitments came from youth, national platforms, regional organizations, and the scientific community, among many others. To complement the Chair's Summary on the final day of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster... 16 May 2011
Calls for "coalition of action" to address link between natural hazards and nuclear safety as Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction ends todayIn a year marred by disaster losses over US$300 billion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called, at the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, for a “coalition of action” and a high-level meeting during the... 13 May 2011
Comments requested for Chair's Summary - Deadline May 23This summary provides the Chair’s assessment of the main points of the deliberations at the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. A draft of the summary has been discussed in the final informal plenary and is now available... 13 May 2011
Taskforce recommends new climate services: Framework to save lives, livelihoods and reduce disastersA top-level panel of experts has recommended the establishment of a new global system to provide climate services which would help countries understand and adapt to climate change, reduce the risk of disasters from extreme events and save lives and livelihoods... 12 May 2011
Global Platform Highlights - Thursday, 12 MayOn Thursday, participants met in a plenary on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation, followed by general plenary statements in morning and afternoon sessions. An informal plenary on the implementation of the outcomes of the Mid-term... 12 May 2011
President Ivanov of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia calls for a joint global response to growing disaster-related lossesThe world is at defining moment in its history, where risks from climate change and growing disaster-related losses require a joint global response, said President Gjorge Ivanov of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, who addressed delegates yesterday... 11 May 2011
“Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention”On the two-month anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, experts from around the globe convened for a special event to present findings from the joint World Bank-United Nations report Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: the Economics... 11 May 2011
Global Platform Highlights - Wednesday, 11 MayOn Wednesday, 11 May, participants continued meeting in plenary to discuss the economics of disasters, followed by an informal plenary on the implementation of the outcomes of the Mid-term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action. A high-level panel discussion... 11 May 2011
Panel at World Reconstruction Conference calls for stronger framework to coordinate disaster activitiesSri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank Managing Director, yesterday called for a stronger framework to coordinate disaster activities with greater transparency, at a high-level policy panel on “responding to natural disasters: a long-ignored development... 11 May 2011
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to open the latest session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk ReductionThe Global Platform will be opened today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will also launch a report entitled 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction – Revealing risks, redefining development. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose... 10 May 2011
High-level political support for “policy of prevention” to be discussed at Third Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, as delegates consider global framework for managing risk from natural hazardsThe international community must “risk proof” development because disasters are taking a heavy toll on rich and poor countries as well as outpacing their ability to respond, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates today, at the... 10 May 2011
Global Platform Highlights - Tuesday, 10 May 2011On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which is being attended by approximately 3,000 participants, including representatives from over 170 governments, 20 ministers... 10 May 2011
Registration for the Global Platform is now closed.Due to the need to inform security and prepare badges, online and in-person registration is now closed. 3 May 2011
9 days to go...Passing the 10-Day-Mark, over 2,500 participants (including 172 Governments and 168 other delegations) have registered to the Third Session of the Global Platform and the World Reconstruction Conference, reflecting the global interest and importance of... 29 Apr 2011
Geneva Press Club invites all press to introduce the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk ReductionCountries around the world have incurred massive and costly damage in the first quarter of 2011 alone, including (among others) US$300 billion as a result of Great East Japan Earthquake; US$8.5 billion from the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand;... 21 Apr 2011
20 days to go... Over 2000 participants now registeredRegistration numbers to the Third Session of the Global Platform and the World Reconstruction Conference continue to increase, with over 2000 participants registered. The Global Platform is promising to be the most compelling and comprehensive event for... 19 Apr 2011
Checking in and Collecting Badges starts May 8thRegarding checking in and picking up your badges to attend the Global Platform, we strongly recommend that participants check in and pick up their conference badges at their earliest convenience to avoid waiting and long lines. Due to the number of delegates... 15 Apr 2011

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