While dozens of conferences will be held at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Sendai International Center, in the center of Sendai, many other side events will be held in other facilities in Sendai, other cities in Miyagi Prefecture, and other prefectures in the Tohoku region.

The side events, dubbed Public Forums, are more than 350 conferences, exhibitions and other events, organized by national and municipal governments, nongovernment organizations, nonprofit organizations, universities and other groups from Japan and the world.

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