6th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Davos 2016

When, local time: 
Sunday, 28 August 2016 - 3:00pm to Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 6:00pm
Switzerland, Davos Platz
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
S. Yasukawa s.yasukawa@unesco.org

Each year, the International Disaster and Risk Conference brings together a unique community of business leaders, decision makers, practitioners, UN-, IO- & NGO-agents, and scientists that share and discuss new findings and experiences about the broad spectrum of risks societies are facing today.
The first keynote speech, focusing on "An integrate approach to risk management", will be given by Flavia Schlegel, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for the natural Sciences.

UNESCO is organizing the session “Towards resilient built environment” (session 29) to discuss the importance of inter-disciplinary approaches that combing engineering, policy, cultural, social-economic, and environmental perspectives to secure building safety against natural disaster-related risks.

UNESCO will also showcase disaster reduction initiatives undertaken in UNESCO sites, i.e. Biosphere Reserves, World Heritage Sites and UNESCO Global Geoparks, during the session on “Governance challenges and emerging risks (session 6).

The Conference is organized the Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos) under the patronage of UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EU-JRC), among others.