WHO will hold a technical consultation to address the challenges to harmonizing the work of WHO in the area of early warning, alert and response 12-14 December 2017. There will be participation from nearly 50 representative from all six WHO regions, UN Organizations along with other technical agencies and International NGOs.
More than 200 participants from 100 of the world's leading public health institutions are expected to recommit their partnership to the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) at the Global Meeting of Partners organized by WHO in Geneva, 5-7 December 2017.
International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), held every 13 October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform), as recognized by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the implementation of international instruments on disaster risk reduction. It was established in 2006 and is now the world's foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. The next Global Platform meeting in 22 -26 May in Mexico.