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Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

14–18 March 2015 | Sendai, Japan


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View of the Sendai International Center, venue of the conference (photo courtesy of the Sendai International Center)

View of the Sendai International Center, venue of the conference
(photo courtesy of the Sendai International Center)

UNWCDRR-III The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will convene from 14–18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan, following a 2013 decision of the UN General Assembly (A/RES/67/209). The conference will review implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), discuss ways to cooperate at the international level and adopt a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR).

Previous UN World Conferences on disaster risk reduction took place in Japan in 1994 and 2005, in Yokohama and Kobe, respectively. Regional DRR platforms have been engaged in preparation for the UN Third World Conference on DRR, while cooperation at the global level takes place through the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, which the UN Office for DRR (UNISDR) coordinates.

Several thousand participants from government and stakeholder groups will attend the conference, including representatives of local government, research institutions, NGOs and the private sector. Many organizations are hosting side events and related activities, with the aim of building national and local resilience to disasters.

IISD Reporting Services will provide daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary report from this conference.

Specific funding for coverage of this conference has been provided by UNISDR
UNISDR

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