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Roles of States for Promoting Investments in Disaster…

Roles of States for Promoting Investments in Disaster Risk Reduction towards Resilient and Sustainable Future - "Risk Reduction Hub" on the margins of the High-Level Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction
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The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is coordinating a Risk Reduction Hub on the margins of the official sessions of the high-level meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HLM MTR SF) to include an array of side events and thematic engagements of various formats in order to discuss advancing risk reduction efforts across sectors, regions, and contexts. 

Although the involvement of various stakeholders is fully recognized for effective DRR, we cannot overemphasize the significance of efforts by States themselves, which have the overall responsibility for DRR as highlighted in the SFDRR.

The session will discuss the primary role of States for promoting investments in disaster risk reduction as a fundamental requirement for achieving the SDGs and for minimizing the damages and impacts associated with Climate Change, and thereby building a resilient society. In addition, as a strong example of multi-country cooperation, the session will highlight the outcomes and progress of the recent G20 and G7 initiatives for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, in line with the SFDRR and towards a resilient and sustainable future.

These side events on the margins of the High-Level Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction are for governments, experts, and stakeholders, including and beyond traditional disaster risk reduction actors, to discuss how the calls to action contained in the Political Declaration can be taken forward and to offer concrete solutions that can be the genesis of initiatives or coalitions emanating from the MTR SF.