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The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR. It's also a day to encourage every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. The 2013 theme for IDDR is on people living with disabilities (http://www.unisdr.org/we/campaign/iddr).
The Global Platform for Disaster Reduction was established in 2007 as a biennial forum for information exchange, discussion of latest development and knowledge and partnership building across sectors, with the goal to improve implementation of disaster risk reduction through better communication and coordination amongst stakeholders. The Global Platform is organized by UNISDR, the UN's office for disaster risk reduction and secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is now the world's foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. The Fourth Session takes place in Geneva, Switzerland from 19-23 May 2013.
Learn more about the Global Platform: http://www.preventionweb.net/globalplatform/2013/
The 2013 UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) is entitled "From Shared Risk to Shared Value: The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction".
GAR13 highlights how the transformation of the global economy over the last 40 years has led to rapid increases in disaster risk affecting businesses, communities and governments. Based on new and unique risk data and analysis, the report will provide the evidence base required for consultations on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2) at the Global Platform and throughout the next two years.
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