Mainstreaming Gender throughout the 2019 Global Platform discussions

17 Oct 2018
UNISDR’s efforts in promoting women’s participation in international meetings has shown a substantial increase from 30% of women at the 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to 40% at the 2017 Global Platform for DRR (May 2017, Cancun, Mexico).

Continued advocacy is being made in this respect with Governments to promote gender balanced delegations and promote senior / high-level women’s representation at the 2019 Global Platform for DRR on the occasion of SRSG and Director’s bilateral meetings, at ISDR Support Group meetings and through targeted approach to gender focal points in Permanent Missions.

Learn more about UNISDR's efforts to foster women’s participation in the 2019 Global Platform.