The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a multi-stakeholder forum

This global forum is an avenue to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk

The UN General Assembly recognizes the Global Platform 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, six sessions of the Global Platforms have taken place. The outcomes are recognized by the General Assembly as a contribution to the deliberations of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), held each year in July and thus, contributing to risk-informed implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.



The seventh session of the Global Platform (GP2022) will be organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) from 23 to 28 May 2022, in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the Government of Indonesia. The event will be co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia and UNDRR.

The Global Platform takes place at a critical time: seven years from the adoption of the Sendai Framework and just over two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This global crisis has exposed how underlying vulnerabilities and inequities have catastrophic consequences for the most exposed across the world. Prevention and the risk reduction agenda are essential if we are to achieve a sustainable future for all. The 2022 Global Platform will provide a unique and timely opportunity to showcase the importance of international solidarity and cooperation, as well as to discuss ways to tackle underlying risk drivers both locally and globally. Additionally, it will explore how to strengthen disaster risk governance and how to build stronger systems for managing all types of risks. GP2022 offers a chance for governments, UN system and all stakeholders to recommit, with urgency, to accelerate progress on disaster risk reduction towards the achievement of sustainable development.

The GP2022 agenda will be guided by the Sendai Framework goal, priorities for action and targets, the key priorities identified at the previous Global Platform held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2019 as well as those stemming from the Regional Platform meetings. The GP2022 will take stock of Sendai Framework implementation, recommend actions for policy makers, highlight good practices and raise awareness. The outcomes will be synthesized in the co-Chair’s summary and will contribute to the inter-governmental midterm review of the Sendai Framework scheduled for 2023.

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Recommendations for scaling up action on disaster risk action

Planting mangroves tree in reforestation activityThe GP2022 is expected to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Consolidated stock-take on Sendai Framework implementation progress by Member States and stakeholders, and achievement of disaster risk-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Recommendations of actions for policy makers in the areas of sustainable development, finance and economic planning, disaster risk reduction and international trade, climate and ecosystem actions, international cooperation.
  • Recommendations of actions related to disaster risk reduction tailored to the specific needs of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), with focus on ensuring that no one is left behind.
  • Innovative and good practices in managing COVID-19 from the disaster risk reduction community and recommendations for whole-of-society action for preparedness and for strengthening risk management of disease outbreaks.
    Increased awareness on good practices in implementing the Sendai Framework for reducing risk and building resilience, including using innovative approaches, tools, and methodologies.
  • Contribution to the midterm review of the Sendai Framework to be held in 2023, as well as to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to be held in New York in July 2022.


Discover DRR Platforms and Frameworks

Regional collaboration for enhanced disaster risk reduction
Regional Platforms are multi-stakeholder forums that reflect the commitment of governments to improve coordination and implementation of disaster risk reduction activities while linking to global and national efforts.
Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies
The previous and sixth session of the Global Platform for DRR took place in May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The overarching message of the Global Platform was that resilience pays off.
A blueprint for reducing disaster risk
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was the first key agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. It provides Member States with actions to protect development gains from disaster risk.
Stocktaking of progress made
The objective of the Mid Term Review of the Sendai Framework is to take stock of the implementation to date, to assess progress made and challenges experienced in preventing and reducing disaster risk.