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    Date: 29 - 30 Sep 2015
    Country: Switzerland
    City/State: Geneva
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First Formal Session: Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 29 - 30 Sep 2015 Location: Switzerland (Geneva) Venue: Room XIX, 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 expert working group on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction to develop indicators to measure global progress on the Framework's seven agreed targets. The Working Group would also consider an update of disaster risk reduction terminology. Pursuant to that resolution, the Working Group will hold three sessions in Geneva, one in 2015 and two in 2016, with informal meetings as needed. Work will conclude by December 2016 and its report will be submitted to the General Assembly for consideration.

Participation:

Learn more about participation in the Working Group's first session.

Provisional Agenda: First session (subject to approval by the Working Group)

  1. Election of officers.
  2. Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters.
  3. Indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
  4. Disaster risk reduction terminology.
  5. Other matters.
  6. Adoption of the report.

Proposed schedule: First session (subject to approval by the Working Group)

Tuesday, 29 September
9.30–10am Welcome Coffee
10-10.30am Opening of the first session and agenda items 1 and 2
  The session will be opened by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction who will immediately proceed to the election of the Chair. The Chair will motion for the adoption of the agenda (A/AC.285/1) and calendar and programme of work (A/AC.285/2).
10.30am - 1pm Agenda item 4 – Terminology related to targets A-D
  After introductory remarks from the Chair and a technical briefing on substance relating to the agenda item, the floor will be opened to an interactive discussion.
1–3pm Lunch
3–5.50pm Agenda item 3: Indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 – Indicators related to targets A-D
  After introductory remarks from the Chair on substance relating to the agenda item, the floor will be opened to an interactive discussion.
5.50-6pm Housekeeping, preparations for the following day and closing
Wednesday, 30 September
9.30–10am Welcome Coffee
10–10.05am Opening of meeting and welcome
10.05am – 1pm Continuation of Agenda item 3
1–3pm Lunch
3–4.30pm Continuation of Agenda item 3
4.30–5.50pm Agenda item 5 – Other matters
  Under other matters, the Chair is expected to provide reflections and a summary of the discussions.
5.50–6pm Housekeeping and closing of session

Participation

 

Member States: On 24 June 2015, a note verbale was sent to all United Nations Member States requesting their permanent missions to inform the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) of participation in the first session of open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology. Government experts are requested to register through this mechanism.

 

Observers of the General Assembly, Intergovernmental Organizations and other entities: Participation is open to those with observer status in the General Assembly. Click here to proceed.

 

United Nations system: United Nations system entities may be called upon by the Chair to provide support, under the coordination of UNISDR. In such cases, entities of the United Nations system will speak as one.

 

Relevant stakeholders: In its resolution 69/284, the General Assembly provided for the involvement of relevant stakeholders. Modalities for engagement of relevant stakeholders will be considered at the first session of the open-ended intergovernmental expert working group. Interested parties with appropriate technical expertise may register online to participate. To learn more, parties are invited to contact the UNISDR Focal Point most relevant to their line of work.

UNISDR Focal Points

Member States Numayr Chowdhury (chowdhuryn@un.org)
Observers of the General Assembly, Intergovernmental Organizations and other entities Numayr Chowdhury (chowdhuryn@un.org)
Civil society, volunteers, organized voluntary work organizations and community-based organizations including Women, Children and youth, Persons with disabilities, Older persons, Indigenous peoples and Migrants Glenn Dolcemascolo (dolcemascolo@un.org)
Academia, scientific and research entities and networks Pedro Basabe (basabe@un.org) and Chadia Wannous (wannous@un.org)
Business, professional associations and private sector financial institutions, including financial regulators and accounting bodies, as well as philanthropic foundations Kiki Lawal (lawalk@un.org)
Local governments Abhilash Panda (pandaa@un.org)
United Nations system Chadia Wannous (wannous@un.org)


 
 

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