News and Events

IRP collects news and organizes events to facilitate discussion on resilient recovery and building back better, including the annual International Recovery Forum.

Latest events and training

International Recovery Platform, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Kobe Office, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Asian Disaster Reduction Center, Cabinet Office (Japan), Hyogo Prefectural Government
Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Permanent Mission of Finland, Geneva, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Stellenbosch University, Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk
Science Council of Japan, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
In person
21 August 2023 - 24 August 2023
Association of South East Asian Nations

IRP Herald

IRP Herald Vol 36: International Recovery Forum 2023: Building Back Better and Long-term Recovery Outcomes: Aspirations for a Resilient, Sustainable Future

IRP Herald Volume 36 is the knowledge report for the International Recovery Forum 2023: Building Back Better and Long-term Recovery Outcomes: Aspirations for a Resilient, Sustainable Future

International Recovery Platform

IRP Herald Vol 35: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) Highlights of Themes Related to Recovery

IRP Herald Volume 35 summarizes recovery-related content from across the sessions at GP2022.

International Recovery Platform

Latest news and updates

International Recovery Forum

The International Recovery Forum, established in 2005, convenes a broad range of senior policymakers and practitioners to exchange experiences and facilitate discussion on challenges to resilient recovery and opportunities for building back better. It is a forum designed to generate ideas and collaboration through dialogue and debate, sharing of experiences and the latest evidence in disaster recovery. The forum is coordinated annually in Kobe, Japan, by the International Recovery Platform (IRP) Secretariat, in close consultation with the IRP Steering Committee.

The annual forum is organized around themes to address key prevailing priorities and gaps in knowledge and practice for recovery and building back better. The forum’s themes link with the outcomes and lessons emerging from previous IRP Forums and other relevant global events, in order to advance the field. The International Recovery Forum is among the key activities managed by IRP in support of its mandate to share experiences and learning among countries and all relevant stakeholders, explicitly designated in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

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