The 3rd World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) is the most important event in the field of emergency and disaster risk management since the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) was agreed in Kobe ten years ago. The 3rd WCDRR will also be the first large-scale multilateral conference for the post-2015 development agenda, and will be a forerunner to the conferences on the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Climate Change Conventions later this year. An estimated 8000 participants are expected to attend the Inter-governmental and Multi-stakeholder Segments and the Public Forum. Heads of Government, the UN Secretary General and UN Chief Executives, including Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General WHO, will be participating.
Reform of WHO’s emergency capacities
WHO is undergoing substantial reform to ensure the Organization's emergency capacities are fit for purpose
Emergency Response Framework (ERF)
ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.