The International Disaster Reduction Conference is organized by the Global Risk Forum every two years in Davos, Switzerland. This biennial event brings together more than 1,000 risk and disaster experts, practitioners and government officials from 100 countries.

UNEP has actively supported and participated in IDRC events and workshops, as a speaker for key plenary sessions, and as convenor and moderator of panel discussions focusing on environment. UNEP was a patron of the 4th International Disaster Reduction Conference 2012, which took place in Davos, Switzerland, from 26-30 August 2012.