Global platforms

The UN Global Platform for Disaster Reduction was established in 2007 as a biennial forum for information exchange, discussion of latest development and knowledge and partnership building across sectors, with the goal to improve implementation of disaster risk reduction through better communication and coordination amongst stakeholders. It is organized by UNISDR, the UN's office for disaster risk reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

It provides an important opportunity for GNDR to share the views of our members around the world as we seek to influence international and national thinking on policies, frameworks and turning words into action that will impact the communities with which GNDR members work. Find out more about the UN Global Platform.

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Global Platform 2007 The first Global Platform was held 5-7 June 2007.  Find out more on the UNISDR website.  The seeds for the creation of a Global Network of Civil Society Organisations working on Disaster Reduction were sown prior to this conference, and the network was officially launched during this Platform.  Find out more about how the GNDR got started.
Global Platform 2009 The Second Session of the Global Platform was held 16-19 June 2009, under the slogan 'invest today for a safer tomorrow'. The core activity for the GNDR team was to report findings and recommendations emerging from the Views from the Frontline programme. The 'Clouds but Little Rain' report compiled following work by Global Network members around the world was presented and distributed. The UN Global platform website contains…
Global Platform 2011 The Third Session of the Global Platform convened 8-13 May 2011 brought together disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction experts. The theme of the conference was 'increased investment in local action'. 
Discussion paper: GP-DRR Chair's Summary   Please read a draft discussion paper that provides comments and reflections on the various actions points highlighted in the GP-DRR 2013 Chair's Summary Statement. The paper draws on the experiences of the Global Network members including the Views from the Frontline 2013 recommendations and has significant implications for the shaping of a post-2015 HFA. Headlines from the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 21-23…
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