PDD Policy Brief “Disaster Displacement and Disaster Risk Reduction” to inform the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-17 May 2019
The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP19) will be co-chaired by Switzerland and UNISDR. It will represent the next important opportunity for the international community to boost the implementation of the Sendai Framework related goals of the 2030 Agenda, as well as commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement. It is also the last global gathering for all stakeholders before the deadline for achieving Target E of the Sendai Framework: to substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.
The GP19 will build on the momentum created in Cancun and built up in the regional DRR platforms. This momentum was amplified by the integration of disaster risk elements in the implementation of the SDGs, so as to take the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the 2030 Agenda to the next level. It will allow the first stock take of the progress made in implementation, according to data submitted by Member States.