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Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
On Wednesday, 11 May, participants continued meeting in plenary to discuss the economics of disasters, followed by an informal plenary on the implementation of the outcomes of the Mid-term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action. A high-level panel discussion on responding to natural disasters took place as part of the World Reconstruction Conference being held during the Global Platform.

General statements continued in morning and afternoon sessions as well as roundtables and featured events on public investment, private sector engagement, protecting critical infrastructure, and the economics of effective prevention.
Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Day Two
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Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General, speaks in the afternoon plenary.

Plenary: The Economics of Disaster – Effective Financial Instruments to Reduce Risk

Moderated by Raghida Dergham (center), Al Hayat News Agency, panelists in the plenary on economics of disaster discussed national, local and corporate spending, and the most effective instruments to ensure that investments reduce risk from natural hazards.

Raghida Dergham, Al Hayat News Agency
Dato Seri Mohamed Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Malaysia
Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response

Woochong Um, Deputy Director-General, Asian Development Bank
Oscar Ortiz, Mayor of Santa Tecla,
El Salvador
Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union

Informal Plenary: Implementation of the Outcomes of the HFA Mid-term Review

Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and Kenzo Oshima, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, co-chair an informal plenary on the implementation outcomes of the Mid-term Review of the Hyogo Framework of Action
Letizia Rossano, Senior Coordinator of the HFA Mid-term Review

Plenary Statements

Ato Mitiku Kassa, State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ethiopia
Elena Molina Valdes, UNISDR
Matthias Schmale, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

High-level Policy Panel

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank and Tim Sebastian, Moderator
Nadeem Ahmad, Pakistan

Roundtables - Public Investment

Luis Miguel Castilla Rubio, Peru
Ivan Morales, Coordination Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America
Manuel Dengo, Costa Rica
Senendra Upreti, Chief of the Curative Division, Nepal

Roundtable: Private Sector

Sandra Wu, President and CEO of Kokusai Kogyo and Rowan Douglas, CEO of Global Analytics
Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction

Feature Event: Economics of Effective Prevention

Apurva Sanghi, World Bank
Vanessa Rosales Ardón, Costa Rica
Michel Jarraud, WMO

Feature Event: Protecting Public Health from Disaster Risks

Mudjiharto, Head of Crisis Center, Indonesia
Virginia Murray, Health Protection Agency, United Kindom

Around the Conference

Alphorn musicians during the reception put on by Switzerland
Participants discussing the YMB Summary
Participant reading the YMB Summary

Participants at the Huairou Commission, GROOTS table
Participants at the France table
Ajaratou Isatou Njie-Saidy, The Gambia, at the Germany table

Related Links
Meeting resources
*Official website of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
*Meeting programme
*Meeting timetable
*Meeting key documents
*World Reconstruction Conference (WRC)
*WRC Innovation Competition
*UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
*PreventionWeb

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*IISD RS coverage of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 15-19 June 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
*IISD RS Summary Report of the First Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 5-7 June 2007, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (WCDR), 18-22 January 2005, Kobe and Hyogo, Japan
*IISD RS Summary Report of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee Meeting for WCDR, 11-12 October 2004, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF - TEXT)
*IISD RS Summary Report of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for WCDR, 6-7 May 2004, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF - TEXT) (French: HTML - PDF - TEXT)
*IISD RS Summary Report of The Second Conference on Early Warning, 16-18 October 2003, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF - TEXT)
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*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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