The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a multistakeholder forum

The GP is the global forum where participants take stock of progress, share new knowledge, exchange best practice and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.

The UN General Assembly recognizes the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction as a critical mechanism to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the Platform, governments, the UN system and all stakeholders get together to identify ways to further accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Since 2007, seven sessions of the Global Platforms have taken place. The outcomes are recognized by the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council as a contribution to the deliberations of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and thus, contributing to risk-informed implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The eighth session of the Global Platform (GP2025) will be organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) from 2 to 6 June 2025, in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by the Government of Switzerland. The event will be co-chaired by the Government of Switzerland and UNDRR.

The Theme of the GP2025 is "Every Day Counts, Act for Resilience Today."

The GP2025 will constitute an important milestone between the High-Level meeting on the midterm review of the Sendai Framework (May 2023) and the five final years before the Sendai Framework will come to an end. The event is expected to assess and discuss progress made in the implementation of the recommendations put forward through the Political Declaration adopted by the UN General Assembly in May 2023, and to give practical guidance to accelerate its further implementation. GP2025 offers a chance for all stakeholders to recommit, with urgency, to accelerate progress on disaster risk reduction towards the achievement of sustainable development.

The GP2025 agenda will be guided by the Sendai Framework, in particular its goal, four priorities for action and seven global targets, as well as the key priorities identified in the midterm review of the Sendai Framework, GP2022 Co-Chairs' Summary and Regional Platform meetings that will take place in 2024.

Expected outcomes

Recommendations for scaling up action on disaster risk reduction

The GP2025 is expected to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Consolidated stock-take on Sendai Framework implementation progress and challenges faced by Member States and stakeholders at all relevant levels, and of disaster risk-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; 
  • In line with an all-of-government approach, recommendations of actions for policy makers across sectors including in the areas of sustainable development, finance and economic planning, infrastructure, climate and ecosystem actions, international cooperation on disaster risk reduction, preparedness, early warning systems, and recovery. Recommendations should take into account the varying needs and specifies across regions and groups, including (but not limited to) the specific needs of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and African as well as Middle-Income Countries (MICs) facing specific challenges ensuring that no one and no country is left behind; 
  • Increased awareness on good practices in implementing the Sendai Framework, including on improved disaster data availability and access, and building resilience using innovative approaches, tools, and methodologies; and 
  • A reaffirmed political commitment to advance accelerated efforts in achieving the Sendai Framework. 


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UNDRR is the focal point for disaster risk reduction within the UN system. It oversees the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and convenes and organizes the Global Platforms for Disaster risk Reduction.

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