Joining forces against natural disasters: international conference on disaster risk reduction opens in Geneva today

Press release, 15.05.2019

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) was opened by SDC Director General Manuel Sager on 15 May. The international conference, which runs until 17 May, will see over 4,000 experts from some 150 countries discuss global policies on natural disaster prevention. The results are expected to guide UN policy in this area.