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(Part 4) High-Level Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction…

(Part 4) High-Level Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction -  Panel 3, Panel 4 and closing segment, General Assembly, 77th session
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High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. Theme: "Working Together to Reduce Risk for a Resilient Future".
  • 15:00 – 16:30: Multistakeholder Panel 3 - Strategic foresight and risk reduction to accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • 16:30 – 17:45: Multistakeholder Panel 4 – A collective responsibility – localising disaster risk reduction
  • 17:45 – 18:00: Closing segment

The world's risk landscape is evolving at an unprecedented speed and scale.  The systemic nature of risk and the shocks that cascade across sectors, systems and geographies, demand a re-examination of approaches to understanding, managing and reducing risk, whether man-made, natural, environmental, climate-related, biological, or technological. 

The High-Level Meeting provides a platform for Member States, the United Nations system partners and other stakeholders to reflect on the findings and recommendations of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework and formulate a forward-looking and risk-informed approach to more effectively address systemic risk.  

The meeting will adopt a political declaration to renew commitment and accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework up to 2030. 

Multistakeholder Panel 3: The increasing frequency and scale of shocks calls for better application of risk analytics and strategic foresight to guide and underpin future-proof national development plans as well as sector-specific plans and associated investments by public and private sectors. The ability to plan, anticipate and better prepare for change and uncertainty will be essential for informing effective resilience building measures.

Multistakeholder Panel 4: This panel will present approaches to developing risk knowledge, that tap into broad and diverse parts of our communities, offer new perspectives and approaches, and open up possibilities and partnerships that have previously seemed impossible. The panel will discuss the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and State institutions at subnational and local levels, explore how contextual specificities can be systematically 3 Notable example is the Early Warnings for All initiative. 8 integrated in risk understanding and risk management, with appropriate means of implementation, to reduce vulnerabilities of the most vulnerable and build systemic resilience for people and planet.