Global Platform Highlights and Summary - Friday, 13 May

  • Date:16 May 2011
  •  Geneva
On 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 said the next challenge is to assist countries and communities in implementing disaster risk reduction.

Zoubida Allaoua, Director for Finance, Economics and Urban Development, World Bank, presented outcomes of the World Reconstruction Conference, which took place during the Third Session of the Global Platform, suggesting that one main challenge is to align short-term reconstruction efforts with long-term development. She said important steps forward are to ensure access to reliable reconstruction finance, establish a global reconstruction knowledge practice and provide access to data.

Margareta Wahlström gaveled the meeting to a close at 12:21pm.

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