A draft programme for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan is now available.
This draft programme gives a first glance of what will happen during the World Conference. It will be updated as the conference date approaches (for the most up-to-date draft programme, always visit the conference webpages: http://www.wcdrr.org).
IRDR, ICSU and other partners from the Science and Technology Major Group are involved in a number of sessions on applying science and technology for disaster risk reduction. IRDR and ICSU are promoting an approach that would advance the use of evidence for better disaster risk management and for building resilience in communities.