Invitation to Civil Society, Applications for Ignite Stage, Marketplace and Side Events

1 Dec 2016

Dear partners,

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). The invitation from the UN Special Representative for Disaster Reduction to civil society can be downloaded below. We encourage you to distribute this invitation among your network of interested and relevant partners:

Applications for Ignite Stage and Market Place booths are now open. In addition, the side event application has been extended to 15 January 2017.

We are also pleased to announce that the 2017 Global Platform website is now available in Spanish at: Continue to visit the GP2017 website to ensure that you are up to date on the Global Platform developments.

Finally please see this video from Florida International University titled “Why Standards Matter.” This shows the benefits of even modest improvements in building standards – a key topic of discussion at the 2017 Global Platform. A resilience investment of less than US$250 enabled the house to withstand Category 3-4 hurricane winds: