The overall objective of the thematic debate was to support and advance the dialogue already underway on how best to integrate the disaster risk reduction approach into the Rio+20 outcomes. The outcome of the thematic debate, a President’s Summary, will inform and contribute to the Rio+20 process.
The thematic debate took place on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at UN Headquarters, New York. The meeting consisted of opening and closing sessions and three interactive panel discussions (morning, afternoon and a side-event).
Part 1 - Opening and Interactive Panel Discussion 1: "Addressing Urban Risk Through public Investment"
Part 2 - Interactive Panel Discussion 2: "Increasing Resilience to Disasters Through Climate Adaptation and Risk Reduction" and Closing