Save the date: Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place from 22 to 26 May 2017 in Cancun (Mexico). It is recognized by the General Assembly of the United Nations as the principal global forum for discussion, partnership, implementation and the evaluation of international strategies and instruments for disaster risk reduction.

As in previous editions, UCLG wishes to inform and mobilize its members and partners for this event to share their experiences and find the necessary partnerships to implement the Sendai Framework that was adopted in 2015, which stipulates that risk reduction and strengthening resilience take place first and foremost at the local level. Along with our partners ICLEI, UNISDR and UN-Habitat, we will endeavour to make the voice of local and regional governments heard during this conference and try to ensure that they are well represented in the various sessions. A full day, 23 May, will be dedicated to the Summit of Local and Regional Governments.

Call for candidatures: UNISDR has launched a call for projects related to learning exchange opportunities on risk reduction, resilience building and the implementation of the Sendai Framework. The deadline for submitting proposals is 15 January 2017. You can find further information on the following website

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