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Summary of the high-level meeting on the midterm review of the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction: 17-19 May 2023

Willetts, Liz and Spence, Chris and Tsioumanis, Asterios (2023) Summary of the high-level meeting on the midterm review of the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction: 17-19 May 2023. Internation Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

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Eight years after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the international community convened to assess progress on its implementation. Taking place at “a defining point in history,” and against the backdrop of a global “polycrisis,” delegates called for better governance, investments in resilience, and a focus on disaster prevention. The Sendai Framework expires in 2030 at the same time as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The High-Level Meeting of the Sendai Midterm Review addressed these linkages, with many reinforcing the centrality of disaster risk planning to achieving the SDGs. Delegates adopted a Political Declaration reflecting this theme, with renewed commitment to work across and align with various international agendas, particularly those on climate and biodiversity. During the three-day conference other initiatives were established to bolster this work, including the UN Office for DRR (UNDRR) Investment Advisory Board aimed at de-risking the financial sector. When adopted in 2015, the Sendai Framework aimed to enhance understanding, governance, investment, and preparedness for disasters at all levels. In recent years, however, the frequency, strength, and unpredictability of natural hazards has continued to increase. Delegates at the Midterm Review provided ample examples of the growing challenges of managing not just major hazards, but also smaller ones, especially where basic capacities for emergency response or data collection are limited, and in the case that multiple hazards occur in sequence. The purpose of the Sendai Framework has never been more important for promoting social cohesion, addressing planetary boundaries, and improving economic stability. The High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework was held from 17-19 May 2023 at UN Headquarters in New York in a blended format of informal and formal events. Delegates convened in a Risk Reduction Hub that included standingroom-only roundtable events over the three days, and a high-level meeting under the auspices of the UN General Assembly that included a formal plenary, a Leaders’ Roundtable lunch, and a day of multi-stakeholder panels on core issues. Delegates adopted a Political Declaration that focuses on understanding and investing in DRR, strengthening governance and preparedness, and “building back better.”

Item Type: Documents
Keywords: Disaster Management, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Sustainable Development, India, New York, Norway, Sudan, Algeria,Palestine, Zimbawe, Ghana, Indonesia, China, Yemen, United Nations, COVID, Floods, Tsunami, Earthquake, Report, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Environment, Conference, Report, Impact
Subjects: Disasters and Climate Change
Depositing User: Vivek D ICSF
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 09:36
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 09:36
URI: http://icsfarchives.net/id/eprint/19809

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