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The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is the main gathering for the global disaster risk reduction community, providing strategic guidance and coherence for implementing the Sendai Framework, and sharing experiences and expertise among all its stakeholders.

Editions of the Global Platform
About the Global Platform
WCDRR 2015
  • 13 - 17 May 2019

    Global Platform 2019

    The sixth session took place under the theme Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies.
    Geneva, Switzerland

  • 22-26 May, 2017

    Global Platform 2017

    Proceedings and outcomes of the fifth session of the Global Platform.
    Cancun, Mexico

  • 19-23 May 2013

    Global Platform 2013

    Proceedings and outcomes of the fourth session of the Global Platform.
    Geneva, Switzerland

  • 8-13 May 2011

    Global Platform 2011

    Proceedings and outcomes of the third session of the Global Platform.
    Geneva, Switzerland

  • 16-19 June 2009

    Global Platform 2009

    Proceedings and outcomes of the second session of the Global Platform
    Geneva, Switzerland

  • 16-19 June 2007

    Global Platform 2007

    Proceedings and outcomes of the first session of the Global Platform.
    Geneva, Switzerland

About the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP), which takes place every two years, is the global forum for accelerating world-wide momentum on disaster risk reduction. As the primary gathering for the world's disaster risk community, it brings together Governments, UN, international regional organizations and institutions, NGOs, scientific/academic institutions and the private sector.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction underlines the importance of global Platforms in order to:

  • forge partnerships;
  • periodically assess progress on implementation;
  • share practice and knowledge on disaster risk-informed policies, programmes and investments, including on development and climate issues;
  • promote the integration of disaster risk management in other relevant sectors.

The sessions of the Global Platform have brought together participants from 172 countries with representation from national and local governments, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, mayors and parliamentarians, local communities, indigenous peoples, children and youth, persons with disabilities, and leaders from business, academia and science.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the UN entity responsible for coordinating the organization of the Global Platform and supporting the regional platforms and Ministerial meetings on disaster risk reduction.