5th International Disaster and Risk Conference

24–28 August 2014, Davos, Switzerland

The International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is organised by Global Risk Forum (GRF) Davos in close cooperation with and under the patronage of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). IDRC Davos 2014 attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges by managing risks, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. Focussing on a multi-sectors, multi-stakeholders  and multi-disciplines approach IDRC helps to build stronger ties with adequate public-private partnership models among risk management communities and sectors, enabling a move towards a truly integrative way of thinking about disasters and risks. The outcomes aim to influence the post 2015 agenda such as the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or the replacement of the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol (post Kyoto).



IDRC Davos 2014 will cover different risk areas, crosscutting themes and instruments. The outcomes aim to support science & technology recommendations for the HFA2, enhance the understanding of integrative risk management, suggest economic opportunities and private sector investments and provide governance recommendations.

The following matrix is an overview of selected risk areas, important cross-cutting themes and instruments for applicable solutions:




IDRC Davos 2014 will be held at the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. Set in the breathtaking mountain landscape of the Grisons Alps and located within easy reach of accommodation, shops and restaurants, the expanded Davos Congress Centre combines many years of tradition with the most modern infrastructure. As the leading conference destination of the Alps, Davos hosts several world known conferences, including the International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos, the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum WEF, the AO courses and many more…

Altogether about 12’000m2 for up to 5000 participants and 34 rooms, including a plenary hall for an audience of 2000 participants are available.

For further information on the Davos Congress Centre please CLICK HERE


Conference Patrons, Organisers and Sponsors

The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference is under the patronage of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITR). IDRC Davos 2014 has been organised by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and Global Risk Forum (GRF) Davos. 

The Global Cities Research Institute is an Endorsing Sponsor of IDRC Davos 2014.



For more information please visit the IDRC Davos 2014Conference Website: http://idrc.info/home/