Patronage IDRC 2014

The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is under the patronage of the following institutions. GRF Davos is grateful for their continuous support.


UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

The broad goals and concrete objectives of the international community – as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – underpin all UNESCO’s strategies and activities. Thus UNESCO’s unique competencies in education, the sciences, culture and communication and information contribute towards the realization of those goals.

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Established in 1972, UNEP’s mission is “to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations”.

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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 25,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting more than 400 capacity development and research activities around the world.

The Mission of UNITAR is to develop capacities of individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and to support country-level action for shaping a better future.

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The ILO promotes the reconstruction of disaster-affected societies as part of pursuing its founding mission to advance opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

In disaster scenarios and in fragile contexts the ILO contributes to achieve peace, security and resilience through decent work, enhancing preparedness and mitigating potential impacts in risk-prone countries. In such settings, the ILO – in partnership with other UN and multilateral agencies – engages in disaster recovery and risk reduction efforts focusing on employment creation, income generation, the protection of vulnerable livelihoods and the promotion of sustainable local development.

Through its membership in key networks such as  the International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN  ISDR)  and the International Recovery Platform (IRP), its engagement in joint interagency initiatives such as the Post-Disaster Need Assessment process (PDNA), and its active participation in global discussions on the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda, the ILO aims to influence the international humanitarian, development and security agendas in order to address the specific employment-related challenges of disaster, conflict and fragility situations to ultimately make possible the transition from emergency response to sustainable development and  decent work for all.

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