Official statements

Delegations are invited to provide three-minute official statements at allotted times in the plenary segments. Please see the guidance below.

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Who can make a statement

All delegations can express their interest in making an official statement. Only registered and confirmed participants can log into the system to submit the request on behalf of their delegation.

 

How can I make a statement?

Statements are of two types - oral and written. All government delegations can make oral statements at the Global Platform. Other delegations can submit a request to make an oral statement, though time slots are limited and we may not be able to accommodate every request. We encourage all delegations to submit a written statement.

Official statements will be delivered in one of the main conference rooms. The list of speakers will be available on this website prior to the Global Platform.

 

Statements are public

All statements, whether oral or written, will be available to the public on this website.

 

Guidance on the format for official statements

Delegations are invited to provide three-minute official statements at allotted times in the plenary segments and should be of 700 words maximum. It is recommended that the content of the statements would address the following points:

1. Major achievements and challenges in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (emphasis on the last two years).

2. Progress in achieving the Target e): Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

3. Commitments to further accelerate implementation of risk-informed sustainable development.

Submit your request to make an official statement

You can now submit your request to make an official statement. Requests will be accepted until slots are filled. In order to submit your request, you must have already registered for the Global Platform, and your application must be confirmed.

For further information related to the official statements, please contact Ms. Ana Cristina Thorlund at gp-statements@un.org

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