The fifth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) which is the world’s largest gathering of stakeholders to shape policies for reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations convened by UN Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) from 22 to 26 May 2017 in city of Cancun in Mexico.
The high-ranking representatives from the National Societies of MENA, Europe and American regions including Iran, Egypt, Swiss, UK, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Belgian, Honduras, Venezuela, Canada, Netherland, Lebanon, Morocco, Armenia, Sweden, Argentina, Spain, America, Mongolia, Fiji, Pakistan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Haiti, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mali as well as IFRC Geneva Secretariat were present in these two days event.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society’s delegation headed by Dr. Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee, IRCS President participated in GPDRR 2017 to share IRCS's valuable yet rich experiences and knowledge in the field of disaster risk reduction with other participants regarding the crisis management, particularly community resilience.
The main goal of GPDRR in this year is to discuss more on progress under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It provides an opportunity amongst States, National Societies and private sectors together with other actors to support the implementation of disaster risk reduction. The IFRC and 190 National Societies are increasing their own Disaster Risk Reduction by launching the one Billion Coalition for resilience.
In this global Platform, the States and local authorities were also called by IFRC to include not only Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience approaches but also poverty eradication, food security, water management, urban planning as well as climate change adaptation into the relevant national law and policy.