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Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
On Friday, 13 May, Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, introduced in plenary the Chair's Summary, which highlighted the consensus points from the discussions that had taken place over the course of the week. She said the next challenge is to assist countries and communities in implementing disaster risk reduction.

Zoubida Allaoua, Director for Finance, Economics and Urban Development, World Bank, presented outcomes of the World Reconstruction Conference, which took place during the Third Session of the Global Platform, suggesting that one main challenge is to align short-term reconstruction efforts with long-term development. She said important steps forward are to ensure access to reliable reconstruction finance, establish a global reconstruction knowledge practice and provide access to data.

Margareta Wahlström gaveled the meeting to a close at 12:21pm.
Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Closes
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Panel for the closing session

Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction
Zoubida Allaoua, Director for Finance, Economics, and Urban Development,
World Bank
Aris Papadopoulos, CEO, Titan America

Andre speaking on behalf of children
Delegate speaking on behalf of NGOs and Civil Society Organizations
Delegate speaking on behalf of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Delegates applauding Andre's speech
Margareta Wahlström in discussion with
delegates prior to the closing session

Marisol Estrella, UNEP
Arman Aardal, Norway
Ethel Sigimanu, Solomon Islands
L-R: Glauber De Medeiros Braga, Member of Parliament, and Milton Rondó Filho, Brazil

Plenary View during closing session
Delegates reviewing the Chair's Summary

The IISD Reporting Services YMB Team

Margareta Wahlström having a snack with YMBers
YMB in the plenary seated next to Olushola Olayide, African Union

Around the Conference

Post award show reception entertainment
Delegates at the reception
Lumens Eight Audiovisual Solutions were the official videographers of the meeting

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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

IISD RS resources
*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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*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy

*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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