The preparations of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction are steered by the Bureau.
Member States nominated a 10-member Bureau (2 representatives from each region) and Japan as "ex-officio" member.
Päivi Kairamo (Finland)
Thani Thongphakdi (Thailand)
María del Pilar Cornejo (Ecuador)
Kateřina Sequensová (Czech Republic)
Md. Shameem Ahsan (Bangladesh)
Amr Ramadan (Egypt)
Wayne McCook (Jamaica)
Andrey A. Nikiforov (Russian Federation)
Riek Puok Riek (South Sudan)
Toni Frisch (Switzerland)
Misako Kaji (Japan)
The Bureau meets regularly to provide strategic guidance to the overall preparatory process and to review the status of preparations at different levels.