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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction


The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by the UN General Assembly to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.

The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 May, 2019, convened and organised by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and hosted by the Government of Switzerland. It represented the next important opportunity for the international community to boost the implementation of the Sendai Framework related goals of the 2030 Agenda, as well as commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement. It was also the last global gathering for all stakeholders before the deadline for achieving Target E of the Sendai Framework: to substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies

The theme of this year's Global Platform focused on how managing disaster risk and risk-informed development investments pay dividends in multiple sectors and geographies, across all scales, and throughout social, economic, financial and environmental fields.

Innovation Platform

IDMC presented new tools and methodologies on disaster displacement at this year's Innovation Platform, such as the disaster displacement risk model which enables public actors to anticipate, prevent and build resilience towards displacement associated with natural hazards. Find out more about how the model works and explore the likelihood of future displacement around the world here

Disaster displacement: A global review

IDMC's new report, launched at the Global Platform, identifies who collects disaster displacement data, how data is collected and for how long. It reveals the most important gaps and provides action-oriented recommendations to overcome them. Read the report here. 


Below a selection of photos from the 2019 Global Platform.