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Global Platform

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) is the main global forum of the ISDR, on the basis of resolution 61/198 of the UN General Assembly. It is the main global venue for Governments and other stakeholder to assess progress made in implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action; enhance awareness of disaster reduction, share experience learn form good practices; identify remaining gaps and identify actions to accelerate national and local implementation. It is intended to serve as the main global forum for all parties involved in disaster risk reduction; namely governments, United Nations agencies, international cooperation and financial institutions, regional bodies, civil society, the private sector, and the scientific and academic communities.

The Global Platform provides the main global forum for representatives of governments other stakeholders - UN agencies, regional bodies, international financial institutions, civil society, the private sector and the scientific and academic communities – to:

  • Assess progress made in implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.
  • Enhance global awareness of disaster risk reduction.
  • Share experiences among countries and learn from good practice.
  • Identify remaining gaps and actions needed to accelerate national and local implementation of the Hyogo Framework.

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, chairs the Global Platform.

The Global Platform meets every two years. The first session was held in June 2007 and the second session in June 2009, both in Geneva, Switzerland.

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