IISD-ENB : 6th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019)Summary report published on 17 May 2019

 

 

The sixth session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) took place at the International Conference Center Geneva (CICG), from 13-17 May 2019, and was organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Government of Switzerland on the theme of “Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies.”

 

 

GP2019 comprised two preparatory days followed by several days of high-level dialogues, ministerial roundtables, working sessions, and side events, from 15-17 May. Events in and around GP2019 included the Fourth World Reconstruction Conference; the Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference; the UNDRR Stakeholder Forum; and the Science and Policy Forum.

 

 

The conference highlighted the economic, social, and environmental value of resilience against disasters, and shared practical actions that countries, regions, and local communities are taking on prevention and recovery. Delegates discussed national actions and possibilities for international collaboration to achieve the four priorities and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), including Target E, which aims to substantially increase the number of countries with national and local DRR strategies by 2020.

 

 

Policymakers and practitioners also highlighted the increasingly global and systemic nature of risk, underscoring the need for international cooperation, as well as the role of technology and concrete action at the ground level. Find out more… and Here

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