23 May 2017
The Government of Mexico through the Secretary of the Interior reports that today, Tuesday 23 March, approximately at 11:00am, a power failure was registered in the Yucatan Peninsula.
17 May 2017
With only five days to go for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to commence in Cancun, Mexico, UNISDR wishes to extend a warm welcome to the more than five thousand participants registered.
20 Apr 2017
Final agenda, Greening, Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference, Side Events, Speed Networking, visa information and more.
2 Mar 2017
Delegations are invited to make three-minute statements at allotted times during the "official statements" segment of the Global Platform. Online registration now open.
17 Feb 2017
"From Sendai to Cancun" social campaign, hotel accommodation booking and more updates on the 2017 Global Platform.
1 Dec 2016
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is pleased to invite civil society to attend the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México).
7 Oct 2016
As part of its commitment to ensuring an inclusive and multi-stakeholder approach to the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction discussions (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México), the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is pleased to invite interested experts and stakeholder representatives to take part in the Organizing Teams that will help shape the various substantive sessions of the 2017 Global Platform.
28 Sep 2016
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is pleased to launch the new 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction website (English).
11 Aug 2016
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is pleased to announce that registration for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancun, Mexico) is now open. Each application will be subject to an approval process that will take up to four weeks. Upon approval, confirmed participants can sign up to a wide range of Global Platform features (official statements, Market Place, Ignite Stage, side events, field visits, etc.). Details will follow soon.
9 May 2016
In preparations for the 2017 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR is initiating consultations with stakeholders to identify issues to be addressed at the 2017 Global Platform.
18 Mar 2016
The National Coordinator of Civil Protection of Mexico, Mr. Luis Felipe Puente, and the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Mr. Robert Glasser, today announced that Mexico will host the next global conference on how to reduce loss of life and economic losses from disasters caused by man-made and natural hazards, the most important multilateral forum in its kind.