Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
From: 22.05.2017 to: 26.05.2017
Organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (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 2017 Global Platform will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26 May. It 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 Heads of State and Government, ministers, mayors, parliamentarians, senior leaders from the United Nations, leaders in the private sector, science and technology, academia, civil society and more.
The key expected outcomes during the 2017 Global Platform include:
The official event hashtags are #MexicoGP2017 and #Switch2Sendai.
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