7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 23-28 May 2022, Bali, Indonesia
The 2022 Global Platform for DRR brought together the DRR and climate communities around a concrete goal: finding solutions to scale up climate adaptation. And several early warning initiatives showed interesting parallels in taking this agenda forward.
Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed at a school tsunami drill during GP2022.
On 28 May 2022 Tanjung Benoa district in Bali received their UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition, becoming the first Tsunami Ready Community in Indonesia. Guests from the GPDRR witnessed a school evacuation drill prior to the inauguration ceremony.
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The report documents recent disastrous events which caused massive loss of lives and properties in Nepal.
Transformation Platform, 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 27 May 2022, Bali, Indonesia
More countries must urgently adopt and improve early warning systems to reduce risks from an increasing number of climate hazards and other disasters across the world, a UN forum has concluded.
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim speaks
More than 30 million people were displaced as a result of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related extreme events.
Rajib Shaw - Professor at Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan - has championed multi-hazard community-based disaster risk reduction in six Asian countries, and his work has led to the establishment of village level community-based working groups.
Three individuals – Myriam Urzúa Venegas, Rajib Shaw and Glenn Suerte Felipe Banaguas – and three organizations – the Pacific Disaster Center, Save the Children Philippines, and SEEDS – are the six laureates of the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award.
A woman being wheeled in a wheelchair at the 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 27 May 2022, Bali, Indonesia
In a world challenged by natural hazards that are increasing in frequency and intensity, the seventh session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GP2022) could not be taking place at a more important moment.
View of the dais during the thematic session on Cooperation Across Borders for Strengthened Capacity and Action
The seventh Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GP2022) concluded its deliberations without slowing down its pace.
Amal Ridene, Young Climate Change Negotiator
Diverse leadership and adaptive social protection are critical factors for resilient and sustainable risk reduction and protection against the impacts of disaster and extreme climate events.
A woman wearing a face mask to protect herself from COVID-19 walking across a yellow bridge.
Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world, and its consequences have been particularly severe for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.