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International Recovery Platform

World Reconstruction Conference (WRC 2)

In the face of rising economic losses from natural disasters, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)—along with the World Bank, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), and other partners—is organizing the second World Reconstruction Conference (WRC 2) in Washington, D.C. The WRC, to be held at the World Bank headquarters from September 10-12, 2014, is a global conference focused on natural disaster recovery and reconstruction, bringing together more than 1,000 stakeholders from governments, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector to explore the connection between recovery efforts and sustainable poverty reduction.

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