Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts, as announced today at the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that wrapped up in Geneva.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced its intention to double the overall support for disaster reduction over the next five years and adding five countries per year to the "growing list of countries on track to becoming champions in disaster
Among the Shanghai Expo 2010 "Better City, Better Life ", a forum focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held. The Forum consists of an Exhibit and an international Conference. The Exhibit by private sector providers, consist of technologies applicable to reducing disaster risk, for