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Invest today for a safer tomorrow, increase investment in local action:
The proceedings of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and World Reconstruction Conference highlight the five days of deliberations, discussions and presentations via various forums, States and the other delegations coalesced into one voice for strong community involvement and engagement as the crucial factor in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, which will increase the resilience of countries and communities at risk to natural hazards. In response to the theme of the Third Session of the Global Platform, “Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow – Increase Investment in Local Action,” participants emphasized that not only local communities, but civil society, academia and the private sector must be involved in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. It acknowledges that regional intergovernmental organizations are also playing a critical role in fostering regional disaster risk reduction cooperation to contribute to and enhance the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.
The proceedings include:
- Opening Statement by the Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Foreword by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Opening Statement by the Managing Director of the World Bank
- Reflections by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Programme, schedule and proceedings
List of IGNITE Stage Presentations;
Statement of Commitment by the Private Sector for Disaster Prevention;
Resilience and Risk Reduction;
Children’s Charter for Disaster Risk Reduction;
Mayors’ Statement on Resilient Cities for the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction;
Joint Statement on Scaling-up Community-based Health Workforces.