Proceedings of the Global Platform 2017

19 Oct 2017

1. Proceedings of the Global Platform 2017

The Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2017) took place from 24 to 26 May 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. It was the first one to take place after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), as well as the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change agreement. The Global Platform 2017 was an opportunity for countries, international and intergovernmental organizations and other stakeholders to assess early implementation, identify measures to drive action further, share lessons, forge partnerships and strengthen cooperation, as well as to fundamentally restate the value of the Sendai Framework as an effective guiding instrument for implementing risk-informed sustainable development. At the same time, it was an opportunity to discuss coherence with other major agreements and understand how the implementation of the Sendai Framework contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Climate Change Agreement. 

The deliberations of the 2017 Global Platform are now summarized in the proceedings which are available here. The Proceedings include the full text of the Chair’s Summary and the High Level Communiqué which are the main outcome documents of the conference. As part of the UNISDR’s greening efforts, this publication will not be printed and readers are encouraged to review it online in order to take advantage of the interactive character of the proceedings, including  videos and background information, which are embedded in the document via hyperlinks. The proceedings will be available in all six UN official languages by the end of November 2017. 

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UNISDR takes this opportunity to renew its appreciation to Mexico for its support in hosting the 2017 Global Platform and to the on-site and remote participants who actively contributed to the discussions.

2. Save-the-Date for the Global Platform 2019

UNISDR is pleased to announce that the 6th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 May, 2019. Kindly book it in your calendars.