I think we, as a host, have ample experience to hold various international conferences
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo called on related stakeholders to make prudent preparations to implement the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022 in Bali, with attendees comprising five to seven thousand delegates from 193 nations.

"I think we, as a host, have ample experience to hold various international conferences," the president stated at the Presidential Palace, Bogor, Thursday, during a virtual limited cabinet meeting held to discuss implementation of the 2022 GPDRR Conference.

The head of state further emphasized that the GPDRR event held by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) should serve as a platform to promote Indonesia's national interests.

"We can utilize the momentum presented through the attendance of (representatives from) 193 countries to promote Indonesian tourism," he affirmed.

GPDRR is a global event, held every two years, to evaluate the latest developments and trends in disaster management. The last event was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a critical component of the monitoring and implementation process of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).
The outcomes of the Global Platform inform the deliberations of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the UN 2019 Climate Summit from a disaster risk reduction perspective. These efforts contribute towards the successful achievement of a risk-informed 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.

Over the past decade, the Global Platform has assumed the role of assessing and reviewing the progress in the implementation of the global disaster risk reduction agenda, and to serve as a platform for governments and stakeholders to share good practices, identify gaps and to make recommendations to further accelerate the implementation. In total, five sessions of the Global Platform have taken place since 2007.


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