The High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) Senior Management Group on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Retreat
When, local time:
Monday, 19 November 2012 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - 6:00pm
Type of Event:
The meeting is convened by International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Secretariat. UNESCO, as a key partner in ISDR system, is hosting this meeting.<br/>At its 23rd session, HLCP requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction to convene a time-bound senior management group to prepare a UN system-wide Plan of Action on how to more strategically identify and act on core issues and gaps in disaster risk reduction. Among other items, the discussions of the meetings will focus on a road map paper on United Nations perspectives on disaster risk reduction for 2015-2025, aiming at identifying future role of United Nations in promoting disaster risk reduction. UNESCO as part of ISDR system, helps to build capacities for disaster mitigation and to encourage advocacy and policy support to disaster risk reduction.<br />The Director-General of UNESCO is expected to open this Retreat.