Risk Reduction Education

  • Date & Time: Thursday 18 June (11:00 - 13:00)
  • Room: 18
  • Participation: Open
  • Organizer: UNICEF, UNISDR, Plan International


Disasters have a major impact on children and education systems. Despite two major UN commitments, the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) and the Decade for Education and Sustainable Development (2005-2014) as well as a growing recognition of the importance and value of disaster risk reduction, progress by Ministries of Education to integrate disaster risk reduction into the school curricula, to make schools safe and to use education facilities to promote safety and resilience at the local level, has been slow. The Round Table will discuss the causes of the above constraints and the best ways forward to generate enhanced commitments to make disaster risk reduction education and school safety a priority in the education agenda, so that children can positively reply to the question: "Am I safe?".


Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for DRR, UN-ISDR Secretariat
Mr. Louis-Georges Arsenault, Director, Emergencies Division, UNICEF

Mr. Martin Bell, UNICEF UK Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies

Background Papers

> Concept note [31.58 Kb]


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

> Report from RT4 [PDF, 122.85 Kb]

Last updated: 04 December 2020