GP2025 Accessibility


UNDRR and the Government of Switzerland is committed to making the 2025 Global Platform accessible to persons with disabilities.

The General Assembly through its resolutions 65/186, 64/131, and 64/154 urged the United Nations system to make a concerted effort to integrate disability into its work and encouraged the Inter Agency Support Group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to work to ensure that development programmes, including Sustainable Development Goals policies, processes and mechanisms, are inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilities.

UNDRR is actively supporting the rights of persons with disabilities in the implementation process of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

In line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities principle on full and effective participation and inclusion in society, persons with disabilities should have the opportunity, on an equal basis with others, to be actively involved in all decision-making processes about policies and programmes, and at fora where international development is discussed.

Since 2012, UNDRR has demonstrated a growing commitment to disability inclusion in the context of organizing accessible conferences, such as the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (held in Sendai, Japan, 2015) and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2017, 2019 and 2022. The Regional and Global Platforms have seen a steady increase in the active participation, engagement, and leadership of persons with disabilities. This commitment continues to progress because of UNDRR's efforts to engage with local, national, regional and global organizations led by persons with disabilities.

In past Global Platform discussions, persons with disabilities have been assumed prominent roles as (co)chairs, keynote speakers, moderators, facilitators, and discussants. UNDRR remains steadfast in its commitment to enable and support the meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in GP2025 including in the GP Session Organizing Teams which help share the substantive sessions at the 2025 Global Platform.

For more information, please access UNDRR Policy in disability accessibility and inclusion.

International Sign Interpretation and Real Time Captioning

To ensure the meaningful and active participation of persons with disabilities in the GP2025, all sessions of the official programme will provide Real Time Captioning and International Sign interpretation.

For any additional questions on accessibility please contact Stefanie Dannenmann-Di Palma, UNDRR Accessibility focal point, at

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