Global Platform Highlights - Tuesday, 10 May 2011

 IISD - Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, speaks in the opening plenary.
  • Date:10 May 2011
  •  Geneva
On 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 and 30 mayors, and 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Throughout the day, participants met in high-level plenary sessions, roundtables on preparedness, nuclear emergencies, local action and wildfire risk, as well as a dialogue with parliamentarians and mayors and a briefing on the 2011 Global Assessment Report.


Building on previous sessions, the Third Session of the Global Platform is being organized around the overall theme: Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow – Increased Investment in Local Action. As the primary multistakeholder forum for all parties involved in DRR, the Global Platform is an opportunity for leaders, decision-makers, practitioners and experts to share their experiences, commit to action and further guide the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) system. The Session was preceded by two days of preparatory meetings and a key feature of this year’s Global Platform will be the World Reconstruction Conference.

IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) will be reporting on a selection of the proceedings from the Global Platform.

Last updated: 04 December 2020