Highlights for 2011

Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Around 3,000 delegates attended the Global Platform this year, which included the World Reconstruction Conference, to share their experiences and expertise, express commitment, and set priorities to reduce disaster risk and build the resilience of communities and nations.

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR11)

GAR11 highlights the political and economic imperative to reduce disaster risks, and the benefits to be gained from doing so. Importantly, it offers guidance and suggestions to governments and nongovernmental actors alike on how they can, together, reduce disaster risks.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)

The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change issued a ground-breaking special report and historic contribution to understanding disaster risk reduction. The SREX examines the role that non-climatic factors play in determining disaster impacts with a focus on vulnerability and population exposure. The full report will be available in 2012.

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Midterm Review (MTR)

Halfway through the ten-year global blueprint for disaster risk reduction, this report highlights the significant progress that has been made over the past five years and the adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action playing a decisive role in promoting disaster risk reduction around the world.