Commissioner Georgieva is in Geneva today where she is participating in the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Global Platform is managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The theme for the meeting is: "Invest today for a safer tomorrow – resilient people, resilient planet". It will review progress and challenges in disaster risk reduction and building resilience around the world. This is a milestone event on the way to a new global framework for disaster risk reduction and ensuring linkages to the post-2015 development agenda and the Rio+20 outcomes on sustainable development.