The General Assembly recognizes the importance of the contributions and participation of all relevant stakeholders at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Participation of stakeholders from civil society was organized according to the Major Groups structure articulated in Agenda 21. Representatives from Major Groups interested in participating as observers at the Third UN World Conference and the Preparatory Committee meetings were required to be accredited to the United Nations and register accordingly.
Pre-registration for NGOs and other Major Groups to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is CLOSED.
High Level Multi-stakeholder Dialogues
Each High Level Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogue provided an opportunity for interactive discussions on key priorities, commitments and actions in support of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, as it related to each topic. The emphasis was on dialogue with partners in the room with some scene setting from key note speakers and panellists.
There was no list of speakers, however customary protocol was observed. Speakers requested the floor from their seats. Interventions were encouraged not to exceed three minutes. NGOs and other major group organizations spoke under the name plate of their major group.