On 8 August 2014, the co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Ambassadors Päivi Kairamo (Finland) and Thani Thongphakdi (Thailand) released the pre-zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. The pre-zero draft will be translated into the six United Nations languages and will be available by first week of September 2014.
The co-Chairs wish to advise (refer to the Letter from the co-Chairs) that the pre-zero draft serves as the basis for the open-ended informal consultative meetings in September and October 2014.
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