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About the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GP2022)

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the main global forum to review and discuss progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), aimed at reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. 

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.

For more information, please see the What is GP page.

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (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. The seventh session of the Global Platform (GP2022) will be convened and organized by UNDRR and hosted by the Government of Indonesia. The event will be co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia and UNDRR.

The Global Platform was established in 2006 and is recognized by the UN General Assembly Resolution 61/198 as the global multi-stakeholder forum for assessing progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR, as well as to share practice and knowledge on disaster risk informed policies, programs and investments, including on development and climate issues. The GP2022 agenda is guided by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 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 progress, support learning and accelerate achievement of the Sendai Framework. The outcomes, synthesized in the co-Chair’s summary, will contribute to the inter-governmental midterm review of the Sendai Framework scheduled for 2023.

For more information, please see the What is GP page.

 

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is an integral part of social and economic development, and risk-informed development is a prerequisite for achieving   the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Ensuring coherence with other global frameworks, in particular with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, is a key component of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. GP2022 will take into account the DRR-related achievements, outcomes and activities of other global policy processes, action plans and conference outcomes. These include, but are not limited to, previous Global and Regional Platforms, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the New Urban Agenda, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, special development programs and action plans for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, as well as specific policies, processes and plans covering natural, technological, biological and environmental hazards and topics such as health or biodiversity. Accelerating and integrating disaster risk management to sustainable development and climate action is one of the cross-cutting themes of the GP2022.

GP2022 is expected to deliver the following outcomes:

 

  • Consolidated stock-take on Sendai Framework implementation progress by Member States and stakeholders at all relevant levels, 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 on disaster risk reduction, including the integration of disease outbreaks in all hazard disaster risk management, including preparedness and recovery, as well as those actions 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 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 HLPF to be held in New York in July 2022.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) was the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda and provides Member States and stakeholders with concrete actions to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risk and to ensure a more sustainable and resilient future.

For more information, please see: What is the Sendai Framework? | UNDRR

GP2022 Programme

The overall theme of GP2022, From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World, will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the traditional understanding of risk and disaster risk governance. It will explore how the global crisis can be turned into an opportunity for the necessary radical transformation needed to achieve the goal and targets of the Sendai Framework, as well as of the 2030 Agenda.

In addition to the overall theme, The Global Platform sessions are organized around three main sub-themes and three cross-cutting themes, which inform the content of the programme. 

For more information, please see GP2022 Themes.

 

GP2022 will feature an Official Programme, Informal Programme and Preparatory Days.

  • The Official Programme of the GP2022 consists of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Official Statements, Ministerial Roundtables, Informal Plenaries, High-level Dialogues, and Thematic Sessions.
  • The Informal Programme will feature at least Side Events, Learning Labs, an Ignite Stage and an Innovation Platform.    
  • The Preparatory Days take place from 23-24 May 2022.  During these days, Stakeholder groups and partners have the opportunity to organize preparatory events in the lead up to the GP2022 official programme. 

For more information on the types of sessions, please visit Session Overview.

For more information on individual sessions and their focus, please see Agenda.

Participation in the GP2022

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a multi-stakeholder and inclusive event. GP2022 invites all stakeholders of the Sendai Framework and Disaster Risk Reduction agenda to register, including: Member States, parliamentarians, local governments, United Nations system entities, intergovernmental organizations, Major Groups and other Stakeholder groups. Access will only be granted to registered and confirmed participants.


Registration is expected to open in December and will take place online.

 

Full access to GP2022 events is open to registered and confirmed participants. Several sessions will also be streamed live and available as recordings on the GP2022 website after the event. No registration is required to access the live stream and recordings.


For more information, please see Format.

 

Registration for GP2022 is now open. It is conducted online through the Indico system. Access to the venue will only be granted to registered and confirmed participants. Please note that no registration is required to access the GP2022 live stream and recordings.

Access to the venue will only be granted to registered and confirmed participants. Registration will be conducted online through the Indico system, with a link provided through the GP2022 website.

For those who plan to follow only some of the GP2022 sessions and do not expect to take an active role in the discussion, we encourage that you follow the GP2022 live stream, for which no registration is required. Explore the programme and look out for the “Webcast” session feature.

 

Yes, you can still participate in the Global Platform as there are options for in-person and online participation. More information on the format of individual sessions will be made available on the website. Please note that no registration is required to access the GP2022 live stream and recordings.

For more information, please see Format.

 

No, there is no participation fee to attend GP2022. However, registration is mandatory and capacity is limited.

UNDRR is inviting partners to shape the informal programme by organizing side-events, taking part in the Innovation Platform and speaking at the Ignite stage. Applications for side-event, Innovation Platform booths and Ignite Stage speaking slots will take place through a fair and open process. Please note that the exact modality of these sessions will be communicated at a later stage.


For more information, please see Apply for an event.

The GP2022 team welcomes engagement in the GP2022 preparatory process. To get involved, please register for the conference as soon as registration opens, explore the agenda and share the excitement with your networks using the GP2022 hashtags #RiskToResilience #GPDRR2022.

The Official Programme of the GP2022 will be conducted in all six official UN languages. For information on the interpretation provided for each of the sessions, please refer to the GP2022 Agenda.

Yes, UNDRR and the host country are fully committed to making the 2022 Global Platform accessible to persons with disabilities. To ensure the meaningful and active participation of persons with disabilities in the GP2022, all sessions of the Official Programme will feature Real Time Captioning and International Sign interpretation. Please consult the detailed session information on the availability of international sign interpretation and availability of real time captioning of all GP2022 sessions.


For more information, please see Accessibility.

GP2022 & COVID-19

UNDRR, as the convenor and the Government of Indonesia, as the host of the GP2022, are closely monitoring the health situation and are implementing the necessary measures to ensure maximum safety for participants, in compliance with applicable regulations.  Detailed information on applicable guidelines and procedures will be provided as the context evolves.


For more information, please see COVID-19 safety.

Press Coverage

More information will be made available on a dedicated Press Service page shortly. 

 

Miscellaneous

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Government of Indonesia aspire to organize a sustainable seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, that will minimize negative environmental impacts and provide benefits to local hosts and communities.


UNDRR recognizes the inherent linkages between the natural environment and disaster risk reduction. As a member of the United Nations family, we are committed to reduce our environmental footprint and to lead by example. This includes a commitment to organizing environmentally sustainable meetings. To this end, we will implement the measures outlined in UN guidance for sustainable event management, aiming to minimize negative environmental impacts and leaving a beneficial legacy for the host community and all involved. 

For more information, please see Sustainability.

To learn more about Disaster Risk Reduction, access the UNDRR homepage or PreventionWeb.

Please refer to the Contacts at the end of this page, which include those of the GP2022 Secretariat.      

Contact Information

Do you have another question that should be included in the list above? Or do you want to contact a specific person on a specific topic? Please browse the main topics listed below or contact the GP2022 secretariat.

You can apply for press accreditation from the News and Events section. The form to apply for press accreditation will be open in a few weeks.

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To learn more about our accessibility efforts, please visit our accessibility page. We are committed to accessibility.

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UNDRR is committed to promoting and supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment. To learn more, please visit our gender equality page.

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You can find the latest information about the entry requirements for Indonesia and the conference on the Indonesian government website, linked below.

Please find the latest details on the Indonesian government website

For help with our live platform where you can participate in sessions as a registered participant, please visit our Help with live platform page [link: ]. For help watching a live stream of an event without registering, please visit this page with a link to our live stream [link: ].

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Information about relevant entry requirements for Indonesia will be made available through the page with practical information.

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For information on the Global Platform for DRR, please reach out to your dedicated stakeholder group representative, listed here.

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Information for how Member States, representatives of regional/international organizations and stakeholder groups can submit a statement will soon be made available.

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For information on how to apply for a side-event, Ignite stage presentation or Innovation Platform booth, please visit the Apply for an Event page after it launches.

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Thank you for your interest in the Global Platform and disaster risk reduction. To learn more about the UNDRR, please visit undrr.org. You can also contact us through the link below.

For general enquiries, please contact the GP2022 Secretariat