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Responding to the UN Secretary-General's Call…

Responding to the UN Secretary-General's Call to Action: Realizing Early Warning Systems for All in a World with Increasing Water Related Hazards (UN 2023 Water Conference Side Event)
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The impacts of anthropogenic climate change are being seen and felt around the world, bringing new and previously unimaginable challenges to all countries and communities, but particularly those that are the most vulnerable.

This event will convene UN Member States and entities, intergovernmental and stakeholder organizations, civil society and the private sector from the climate and water practice, disaster risk reduction, science and humanitarian communities to:

  • Announce joint commitments and implementation plans for the Water Action Agenda and in support implementation of the UN Secretary-General's call to action on Early Warning for All by 2027, the Sustainable Development Goal 6, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction;
  • Showcase cross-sectoral partnerships that will change the game on how we reduce disaster risks, prepare for and mitigate the impacts of climate change and other challenges, and build resilience;
  • Better understand the impacts of water-related hazards, including floods, droughts, and glacier melt, at local, national, and regional levels, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable, and how these hazards hinder the achievement of the SDGs;
  • Explain how early warning systems that lead to early actions reduce the impacts of water-related disasters on communities, society and economies;
  • Build momentum for the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Midterm Review for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2023 UN SDG Summit.