Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

22 – 26 May 2017, Cancun, Mexico

 

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform) will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26 May, 2017.

The Global Platform, as recognized by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the implementation of international instruments on disaster risk reduction. It was established in 2006 and is now the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.

The Global Platform is characterized by a format that facilitates dialogue and exchanges among all stakeholders, both governmental and non-governmental. It features a high-level dialogue which brings together senior government officials, including heads of state and government, ministers, mayors and parliamentarians and leaders from the private sector, science and civil society.

The Global Platform will mark the first opportunity for the international community to review global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which was adopted in Japan in 2015. More than 5,000 participants are expected, including policy makers and disaster risk managers.

Key expected outcomes during the 2017 Global Platform include:

  • A stronger and more sustainable movement to reduce disaster risk worldwide that leads to increased responsibility for strengthening resilience to disasters.

  • A dynamic and trend-setting forum for decision makers, partners, experts and practitioners to announce initiatives, launch products, share information, promote campaigns, and provide evidence around disaster risk reduction.

  • Guidance and new alliances for the development and use of tools and methodologies aimed at understanding and applying the economics and investment of disaster risk reduction.

  • A forum to discuss progress under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

  • Events that follow up and advance the agenda of the 2013 Global Platform.

  • Priorities and directions reflected in the outcome document: the Chair’s Summary.

WFEO will be represented by Prof. Tsukahara, Secretary of the WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management (WFEO-CDRM). WFEO-CDRM has been actively engaged in the UNISDR Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction stressing the importance of engineering in preparations for disasters.

The WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders (WFEO-YE/FL) is involved with the participation of Donovan Guttieres, Focal Point of the UN Major Group for Children & Youth (UN MGCY) and member of WFEO-YE/FL.

UN MGCY will organise a networking event on 24th May during the sidelines of the Global Platform to provide youth delegates with an opportunity to learn, exchange ideas and experiences with policy makers, experts, world leaders and DRR stakeholders.

Eng. Mauricio Porraz, Member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering, will also participate to the Global Platform.

 

For more information:

  Global Platform 2017 Communiqué

  Global Platform 2017 Website

  Global Platform 2017 Programme

  WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management Website

  WFEO Committee on Young Engineers / Future Leaders Website

  UN Major Group for Children & Youth Website

 

Venue:

Moon Palace Arena, Cancun


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