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)

Ex-officio member of the Bureau :

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.

Bureau Minutes

2015 January 30
2015 January 8
2014 December 12
2014 November 19
2014 November 14
2014 November 6
2014 October 16
2014 September 19
2014 September 08
2014 July 23
2014 July 16
2014 July 14
2014 July 04