|10-11 Feb 2016||Second Formal Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OIEWG) on Terminology and Indicators Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction|
The second formal session of the open-ended intergovernmental expert working group will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 10-11 February 2016, and will be preceded by an informal session on 9 February. Sessions will be held in Room XVIII in the Palais des Nations. Introduction: Upon adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the General Assembly established, in its resolution 69/284 of 3 June 2015, an open-ended intergovernmental...
|23-24 May 2016||World Humanitarian Summit 2016|
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit is a global call to action by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon which will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future. The Summit has three main goals: Reaffirm our commitment to...
|17-20 Oct 2016||Habitat III: United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development|
Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. In resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene, the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, which is essential in creating long term resilience and reducing urban risk. Member States of the General Assembly, in resolution...