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Fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction proceedings

15 August 2013

Invest today for a safer tomorrow - resilient people, resilient planet:

The proceedings of the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction highlight the four days of deliberations, discussions and presentations via various forums, which called for a shared vision and commitment for the next 30 years – a trans-generational compact for the sustainability of development. This Session generated critical and substantive advice for the preparation of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, commonly called “HFA2”, and for the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will take place Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture in March 2015, where HFA2 will be adopted.

These proceedings provide an overview and are to be considered in conjunction with the recordings and the documents available on the Fourth Session of the Global Platform website.

The proceedings include:
- Opening Statement by Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Opening Statement by H.E Martin Dahinden, Chair of the Global Platform
- Reflections by Margareta Wahlström, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
- The Chair's Summary
- Schedule, key facts about the Fourth Session of the Global Platform and proceedings
- Annex 1: Summary of the Hyogo Framework for Action
- Annex 2: Official statement from the private sector
- Annex 3: Achievements and future goals from the scientific and technical Platforms
- Annex 4: Summary of the Mayors’ meeting on the Making Cities Resilient Campaign
- Annex 5: List of acronyms
- Annex 6: Participating States, territories, entities and organizations