Closing Plenary

  • Date & Time: Friday 19 June (09:30 - 13:00)
  • Room: 1
  • Interpretation: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish


The Chair will read aloud a draft Chair’s Summary and will open the floor for discussion. He will then invite the raising of other business.

The Chair will express appreciation to all UNISDR system partners for their contributions to making the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction an important milestone in preparation for the interim review of the HFA in 2010 and the lead-up to COP-15 discussions scheduled for December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Chair will close the session.


9:30-9:45 - Opening Remarks and Introduction Keynote Speaker
9:45-10:15 - Keynote presentation (tbc)
10:15-11:30 - Feedback and Wrap-Up
11:30-12:45 - Chair’s Summary
12:45-13:00 - Closing


Mr. John Holmes, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Chair of the Second Session, Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Closing Statements

Aris PapadopoulosAris Papadopoulos CEO, Titan America
Private Sector Advisory Group Chair
David CadmanDavid Cadman Vice Mayor of North Vancouver and President of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Written
Dr. Kim Hak-SuDr. Kim Hak-Su Senior Advisor National Emergency Managemement Agency (NEMA), Korea Written
Vishaka HidellageVishaka Hidellage On behalf of the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction
AndreAndre On behalf of children
Janet EdwardsJanet Edwards Swedish National Platform and Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Written
Saumura TioulongSaumura Tioulong International Parliamentarian Union Second Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade, Cambodia Written
Dr. Guiteau Jean-PierreDr. Guiteau Jean-Pierre Haiti Red Cross Society Written
Lily CaravantesLily Caravantes Presidential Secretary for Food Safety and Nutrition, Guatemala
Josephine CastilloJosephine Castillo DAMPA in the Philippines Written
Ms. Luz Amanda PulidoMs. Luz Amanda Pulido Director of the National System of Disaster Prevention and Response, Colombia
Hon. Nora Schimming ChaseHon. Nora Schimming Chase Member of Parliament, Republic of Namibia and Member of IPU
Hon. Nora Schimming ChaseHon. Nora Schimming Chase Parlementaire de la République de Namibie et Membre de l'Union Interparlementaire
Dr. J. Victor RembethDr. J. Victor Rembeth National Platform of Indonesia on behalf of National Platform Representatives
Mrs. Haydee RodriguezMrs. Haydee Rodriguez President of the Union of Women’s Cooperatives, Representative of Huairou Commission, GROOTS International and the Gender and Disasters Network.
Constanco and RheeConstanco and Rhee Representatives of Call for Action from Children (a proposal sponsored by UNICEF, Plan International and World Vision)
Mr. Osman IbrahimMr. Osman Ibrahim Representative of the ISDR Management Oversight Board (MOB)
Mr. John HolmesMr. John Holmes Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Chair of the Second Session, Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Prof. Virginia MurrayProf. Virginia Murray Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards, London Written
Ms. Margareta WahlstromMs. Margareta Wahlstrom Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr. Martin DahindenMr. Martin Dahinden Ambassador, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)
Ms. Margareta WahlströmMs. Margareta Wahlström Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
Mr. Yoshitami KameokaMr. Yoshitami Kameoka Secretary for Disaster Management, Cabinet Office, Japan
Mr. Thomas LosterMr. Thomas Loster Chairman, Munich-Re Foundation
Ms. Tosca Puno-RamosMs. Tosca Puno-Ramos City Councilor, Makati City, Philippines


Note: this is an interim report pending publication of the Conference Proceedings from the 2009 Global Platform.

> Report from Closing Plenary [PDF, 118.90 Kb]

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