Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference

When, local time: 
Monday, 22 May 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Mexico, Cancún
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
b.aliaga@unesco.org

The Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference aims to demonstrate to countries how they can build, improve the availability of, and their communities’ access to, multi-hazard early warning, risk information and assessment. The Conference will be held from 22 to 23 May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico, kindly hosted by the government of Mexico, in connection with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Conference deliberations and outcomes will:
-Guide efforts and investments by countries and international organizations for effective, impact based, multi-hazard early warning systems.
-Review progress by countries’ efforts to establish early warning systems against the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Climate Change Paris Agenda.
-Learn from, exchange information on and promote the replication of good practices in individual, cluster and multi-hazard early warning systems.

The Conference is foreseen to consist of plenary sessions, including panel discussions, a poster session and an exhibition. A possibility to organize side-meetings will be provided.