Fourth Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

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School building driven up 2 meters by the fault, but kept intact in Bailu (China)

This event once in two years brings together various experts in disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction and is coordinated by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). This year it will be held from 19 to 23 May 2013 in Geneva (Switzerland).
The Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster risk Reduction is a platform allowing to discuss and share effort from all actors (governments, NGOs and civil society, international agencies and organizations, academic and technical institutions, and the private sector) and to take shared responsibility in reducing risks and reinforcing resilience in our communities. The Fourth Session will also be an opportunity to consult on the Hyogo Framework for Action 2 (HFA2). The main objective of the Global Platform is to support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, to which UNESCO is committed.

UNESCO is involved in organizing and co-organizing several events at the occasion of this global forum, thus strengthening the Organization's role in disaster risk reduction among other agencies.


Type of Event Interagency meeting
Start 19.05.2013 08:00 local time
End 23.05.2013 16:00 local time
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Focal point Makarigakis, Alexandros K.
Organizer UNISDR
Country Switzerland
City Geneva
Venue International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Web Site
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