Save the date: Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Global Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction

When: 22 – 26 May 2017
Where: Cancun, Mexico

The Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place from 22 to 26 May 2017 in Cancun (Mexico). It is recognized by the General Assembly of the United Nations as the principal global forum for discussion, partnership, implementation and the evaluation of international strategies and instruments for disaster risk reduction.

It will be the first time the most important international forum dedicated to the disaster risk reduction agenda has been staged outside Geneva. The Global Platform will mark the first opportunity for the international community to review global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which was adopted in Japan in 2015. More than 5,000 participants are expected, including policy makers and disaster risk managers.

More Information can be found on the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction website.

Please visit the UCLG Website for further information on the activities of UCLG and its partners ICLEI, UNISDR and UN-Habitat . A full day, 23 May, will be dedicated to the Summit of Local and Regional Governments.