The meeting primarily served 1) to exchange on progress towards expected adoption of the post-2015 framework for DRR (\"HFA+\") at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March 2015) and 2) to prepare for ISDR agency contribution to the 2nd Arab Conference on DRR (9-12 June 2014). Following UNISDR briefing, agencies provide comments on the draft agenda and put forward first expressions of interest to organize side events and contribute to main sessions. Additional aspects addressed were an update on regional youth consultations on HFA+ led by the Children in a Changing Climate Coalition, general agency updates and a presentation by UNEP of its \"Arab Region: Atlas of Our Changing Environment\" as it pertains to disaster risk.
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