The World Conference

A Milestone in Disaster Risk Reduction

Requested by the UN General Assembly, UNISDR serves as the coordinating body for the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).

The Conference has been proposed to take place in Sendai, Japan from 14-18 March 2015.

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The United Nations General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/67/209) decided to hold the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 in Japan, welcoming the offer of Japan to host it.

At the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2013, the Government of Japan announced it would host the World Conference in Sendai. The proposed dates are 14-18 March 2015. The UN General Assembly will decide on how the World Conference will be organized by the end of 2013.

The 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015 is expected to attract around 8,000 participants with several thousand more participating in public-related events linked to the World Conference.

UNISDR is the coordinating body for the WCDRR

Post-2015 FrameworkRequested by the UN General Assembly, UNISDR facilitates the development of a post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction.

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction (A/RES/66/199). In 2012, the Assembly decided to convene the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to review implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and to adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. The Assembly also requested UNISDR to serve as secretariat of the 3rd World Conference and to coordinate the preparatory activities in consultation with all relevant stakeholders (A/RES/67/209).

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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The United Nations work to reduce disaster risk is built on the knowledge and experience of countries and other stakeholders over the past several decades. Milestones include the 1990s being declared the international decade for natural disaster reduction (A/RES/42/169), the adoption of the International Framework for Action for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (A/RES/44/236), the Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action for a Safer World adopted by the 1st World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, the endorsement of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (A/RES/54/219), and the adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) at the 2nd World Conference on Disaster Reduction.

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Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
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