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The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) to be held at Cancun, Mexico.

TNPSC Current Affairs May 20, 2017

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju will represent India in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) to be held at Cancun, Mexico from May 22-26, 2017. 

About GPDRR:

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a global platform for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and review of progress in the implementation of  SFDRR (the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction) 2015-2030 which was adopted at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in 2015 in Sendai, Japan .        

About Sendai Framework:

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted during the Third United Nation World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan on 2015.

The Sendai Framework aims for substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years.

The Sendai Framework provides four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks:
  • Understanding disaster risk
  • Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
  • Investing in disaster reduction for resilience
  • Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction


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