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DRI International Joins UN Private Sector Partnership

New York, NY - July 14, 2015 - DRI International, the world's foremost business continuity certification and education organization, today 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."


UNISDR is the UN's focal point for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. UNISDR brings governments, civil society organizations, universities, institutions, corporations, and individuals together to work on reducing mortality, the numbers of people affected and economic losses resulting from disasters. www.unisdr.org

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) helps organizations around the world to prepare for, and recover from, disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. DRI acts in an advisory capacity to international organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create industry standards and promote greater resilience through public-private partnerships. www.drii.org