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DRI International has announced that it has joined a Private Sector Partnership (PSP) initiated by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The PSP's 105 members are focused on business continuity and reducing the annual $300 billion in economic losses caused each year by disaster events in line with the global targets set out in the new global agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at a UN World Conference in March, 2015.

DRI will leverage a network of more than 13,000 active certified professionals worldwide to promote disaster risk reduction in the private and public sectors and to create ‘The International Glossary for Resiliency’ which will showcase best practices.

Al Berman, President of DRI International, said: "Business continuity is at the heart of reducing economic losses from disasters and we are very pleased to be able to directly support the implementation of the Sendai Framework by joining UNISDR's Private Sector Partnership.

"This puts us in a position to make our knowledge and experience available to a much broader audience including other professional organizations and affiliates that are strengthening resilience at the local level."

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