Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022)

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Bali
Indonesia
Reducing risk through planting mangroves “gotong-royong” – a traditional term indicating togetherness and assistance to reach a common goal
Reducing risk through planting mangroves “gotong-royong” – a traditional term indicating togetherness and assistance to reach a common goal
© National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Indonesia
Organizer(s)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Venue

Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC)

HOST
Government of Indonesia

 

From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is the main global forum to assess and discuss progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The seventh session of the Global Platform (GP2022) will be organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) from 23 to 28 May 2022, in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the Government of Indonesia. The event will be co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia and UNDRR.

"[The] public's understanding and literacy on disaster must be consistently strengthened to build resilient and prepared society - starting from educations within families and regular simulations in areas that are prone to disasters,"

His Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia. 

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia on a ground visit
The President of Indonesia and the Head of the National Disaster Management Authority reviewing reconstruction progress following an earthquake in 2018. © NDMA, Indonesia

The Global Platform takes place at a critical time: seven years from the adoption of the Sendai Framework and just over two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exposed how underlying vulnerabilities and inequities have catastrophic consequences for the most exposed across the world. The pandemic has demonstrated just how essential prevention and the risk reduction agenda is if we are to achieve a sustainable future for all. The 2022 Global Platform will provide a unique and timely opportunity to showcase the importance of international solidarity and cooperation, as well as to discuss ways to tackle underlying risk drivers both locally and globally. Additionally, it will explore how to strengthen disaster risk governance and how to build stronger systems for managing all types of risks. GP2022 offers a chance for all stakeholders to recommit, with urgency, to accelerate progress on disaster risk reduction towards the achievement of sustainable development.

“The Global Platform is an occasion for the global community to come together to learn from the COVID-19 tragedy, evaluate successes and challenges in working on disaster risk reduction, and to accelerate progress towards disaster resilience and sustainable development,”

Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR.

The GP2022 agenda will be guided by the Sendai Framework goal, priorities for action and targets, the key priorities identified at the previous Global Platform held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2019 as well as those stemming from the Regional Platform meetings. The GP2022 will take stock of Sendai Framework implementation, recommend actions for policy makers, highlight good practices and raise awareness. The outcomes will be synthesized in the co-Chair’s summary and will contribute to the inter-governmental midterm review of the Sendai Framework scheduled for 2023.

Call for Organizing Teams

Following the consultation process on the thematic focus and substantive aspects of the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction with Governments, UN system and stakeholders, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in consultation with the Government of Indonesia, produced a list of High-Level Dialogue Sessions and Thematic Sessions for the Global Platform that builds on comments and recommendations received. UNDRR thanks all the Governments, members of the UN system and stakeholders for their valuable inputs and contribution to this process.

As part of its continued commitment to ensuring an inclusive and multi-stakeholder approach to the Global Platform, UNDRR invites interested Governments, UN system, international and regional organizations and stakeholder representatives to help shape the various substantive sessions by joining Organizing Teams. The application process is open from 4 to 23 June. All applications will be reviewed to ensure geographic and gender balance as well as equitable stakeholder representation for each session. Selected applicants will be contacted in June-July, after which they can start working on designing and organizing their sessions. Please note that the exact format of the GP2022 is subject to change as the global context evolves.

How to apply:

Please refer to the GP2022 concept note and GP2022 list of sessions for information on the Global Platform focus and sessions. For information on the Organizing Teams, please refer to the Terms of Reference.

To apply to join an Organizing Team, please fill in the online form by 23 June. In the form, please indicate if your participation in an Organizing Team requires the provision of disability-related accommodation. For any questions, please reach out to the Global Platform team on globalplatform@un.org

Stakeholder coordination

The GP2022 will be organized in an inclusive, consultative, and open manner. Wide stakeholder consultation and participation in the Global Platform will be encouraged, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility by all groups. The engagement of stakeholder groups in the GP2022 will be facilitated through the UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism, with stakeholder representatives invited to contact their relevant stakeholder focal points for more information.

GP2022 format

The official programme of the GP2022 will be conducted in all six official UN languages. Additional information on the format of, and participation in, the GP2022 will be made available on a dedicated website as planning progresses and the current global context evolves.

For further information on the GP2022, please contact globalplatform@un.org.

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