The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will be held in Sendai, Japan on 14–18 March 2015. This landmark conference will review progress on disaster risk reduction (DRR) over the past 10 years under the Hyogo Framework for Action, and adopt a new global post-2015 framework for DRR. The event will be the largest conference ever held on disaster risk reduction and is expected to attract around 8,000 participants, with thousands more participating in the open public forum segment of the conference.
The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are both actively participating in the conference — organizing side events, delivering keynote addresses and presentations, and providing input to a number of official working sessions and panel discussions.
For a full list of UNU’s conference involvement and activities, visit the following institute webpages: