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Second Session of the Global Platform 
for Disaster Risk Reduction

15-19 June 2009 |Geneva, Switzerland

 
L-R: Margareta Wahlström, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction with Senator Loren Legarda, Philippines, during a press conference to launch the Mortality Risk Index. 
Highlights for Monday, 
15 June 2009


On Monday, 15 June 2009, delegates to the Second Session on the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction met in a number of pre-session events to coordinate and discuss disaster risk reduction issues. This included meetings of the Association of South East Asian Nations' Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), South Asian Group for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Economic Cooperation Organization on the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), Intergovernmental Organizations (IGO) for South-South cooperation, Global Non-govermental Organizations (NGO) Network, national platforms as well as regional groups from Central Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific.

A senior policy forum on advancing common frameworks and action in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation was also convened by Margareta Wahlström, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. 
PRE-SESSION EVENTS:

ASEAN COMMITTEE ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT (ACDM)

Delegates from the ASEAN region discussing ACDM's joint statement and recommendations to the Global Platform on Risk Reduction.

Glenn Rabonza, Chair of ACDM, Philippines
Adelina Kamal, ASEAN Secretariat

CENTRAL ASIA GROUP

Delegates from Central Asia met to discuss progress made on disaster risk reduction at the national level. L-R: Gerhard Putnam-Cramer and Gabriella Waaijman, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), facilitated the session.

SENIOR POLICY FORUM ON ADVANCING COMMON FRAMEWORKS AND ACTION IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTION

Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
View of the forum in session.

L-R: Leon Charles, facilitator, with Bernarditas Müller, Philippines
Bekele Gelata, Secretary-General, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.
GLOBAL MEETING OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (IGOs) FOR 
SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

L-R: Salvano Briceño, UNISDR; Jerry Velasquez, UNISDR; Nokeo Ratanavong, ESCAP
View of the brainstorming session among IGOs discussing South-South cooperation, as well as opportunities, challenges, and support among countries.

MEETING ON NATIONAL PLATFORMS

Delegates listening to the session on national platforms.

Lorena Aguilar, IUCN, presented gender integration to Disaster Risk Reduction and national platforms.
L-R: Helena Molin-Valdes and Lars Bernd, UNISDR
Andreas Goetz, National Platform, Switzerland

GLOBAL NGO NETWORK

Marcus Oxley, Global Network of Civil Organization for Disaster
Delegates from the NGO community.

SNAPSHOTS:

PRESS CONFERENCE: 

Press conference launching the Mortality Risk Index (MRI) with Margareta Wahlström, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Senator Loren Legarda, Philippines, and Pascal Peduzzi, UNISDR. 

AROUND THE SESSION:

Participants registering to the meeting.
L-R: Patton Gavin Dalzell and Pardeshi Kanstibh, UNISDR youth volunteers.
Plenary being set up for opening plenary.

   
   
Related Links
Related Links for Disaster Risk Reduction

Website of the UN International Strategy for Risk Reduction
Website of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Session documents: Provisional Annotated Agenda, Provisional Timetable, and Calendar of Events

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