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Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013

Fourth session – Geneva, Switzerland 19-23 May 2013

The 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. The Global Platform is organized by UNISDR, the UN's office for disaster risk reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

The event features side events on a wide range of subjects that will have an impact on Red Cross Red Crescent work in resilience, disaster preparedness, legal support for risk reduction and climate change.

Better legal frameworks for resilient communities

Better legal frameworks for resilient communities

Safe building standards can mean the difference between life and death, but they also cost money...

A prerequisite, not an option: Integrating climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction

A prerequisite, not an option: Integrating climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction

In low-lying countries such as the Maldives, reducing risk means adapting to the effects of climate change.

Building resilience to address the root cause of food security

Building resilience to address the root cause of food security

By Aliou Boly, IFRC Programme Coordinator in Mauritania 23/05/2013: As the fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction gets underway, it is heartening to hear heads of governments, corporate leaders, international organizations and civil society voicing the same sentiments of the importance of reducing disaster risk and building community resilience, the clear link between...

Reflections from the GPDRR fourth session: Making the voices of women heard

Reflections from the GPDRR fourth session: Making the voices of women heard

"I attended five different seminars and heard 31 panellists in total share their views and experiences. What was shocking to me was that only five of them were women."




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