Disability inclusion in post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategies

Disaster, Europe, News, November 29 2014

GENEVA: The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) met for its second session from 17 to 18 November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, to negotiate a zero draft of the post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategy (HFA2).

The Disability Risk Reduction Network that has worked to ensure a disability-inclusive post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction process, established “persons with disabilities” as a recognized stakeholder group.

An overview and background note on the 3WCDRR, as well the co-Chairs’ pre-zero draft is available at www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1619.

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