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    Date: 14 - 18 Nov 2016
    Country: Switzerland
    City/State: Geneva
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Third Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group (OIEWG) on Terminology and Indicators Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction

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

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 14 - 18 Nov 2016 Location: Switzerland (Geneva) Venue: Room XIX, Palais des Nations

The Third (and final) formal session of the Open-ended intergovernmental expert working group (OIEWG) on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction will be held in Geneva at the Palais des Nations in Room (XIX) on Tuesday, 15 November and Friday, 18 November. Informal sessions will be held on Monday, 14 November, Wednesday, 16 November and Thursday, 17 November.

Information Note for Participants
Logistical information for attendees to the Third Session are detailed in the information note
See information note for participants

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.

The first session was held in Geneva from 29-30 September 2015, preceded by informal meetings on 28 September 2015. The second session was held in Geneva from 10-11 February 2016, preceded by informal meetings on 9 February 2016. As mandated by the Working Group during Second Session, the Chair conducted further informal consultations on 20-21 June, 10-11 October and 9 November to seek further clarity on central issues and to try to build consensus around possible landing zones on core and critical indicators and Disaster Risk Reduction terminology.

Draft Report of the Third Session (A/AC.285/L.1)

Documents for consideration during the Third Session

Report of the Chair on the results of the informal consultations during the inter-sessional period on indicators and terminology

During the Second Session, the Working Group mandated the Chair to undertake between February and November 2016, informal consultations in Geneva with delegates and experts in other locations through WebEx. The consultations sought to build consensus around possible landing zones on core and critical indicators for the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework and DRR terminology. The report of the Chair details the results of the informal consultations on terminology and indicators held on 20-21 June, 10-11 October and 9 November. An overall chapeau and the consultations results are detailed below in the following four documents:

Documents emanating from the Second Session (10-11 February 2016)

The working texts on indicators and terminology contain all proposals from experts during the first and second formal session with regards to indicators for the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework and terminology related to disaster risk reduction respectively. The annexes contain proposals received via email during the second session. The working texts may be found among the links below.

Presentations during informal consultations (14 November 2016)

Agenda: Third session

3. Indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

4. Disaster Risk Reduction Terminology

5. Other matters

6. Adoption of the report

Schedule: Third session (informal and formal)

Monday, 14 November 2016 (informal)

9.30 am – 10.00 am

Welcome Coffee

10.00 am – 10.05 am

Opening remarks by the Chair on indicators for the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework

10.05 am – 10.10 am

Opening remarks by the SRSG for Disaster Risk Reduction

10.10 am – 1.00 pm

Explanatory technical briefing by UNISDR on the Report of the Chair report on the results of the informal consultations during the inter-sessional period on indicators for the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework; briefing followed by interactive discussions with participants moderated by the Chair

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lunch break (welcome coffee from 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

3.00 pm - 3.05 pm

Remarks by the Chair on Disaster Risk Reduction terminology

3.05 pm - 5.55 pm

Explanatory technical briefing by UNISDR on the Chair’s report on the results of the informal consultations during the inter-sessional period on Disaster Risk Reduction terminology; briefing followed by interactive discussions with participants moderated by the Chair

5.55 pm – 6.00 pm

Closing of informal consultations by Chair and informational update on formal session by UNISDR

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 (formal)*

* The Working Group may move to informal consultations at any time where necessary

9.30 am – 10.00 am

Welcome Coffee

10.00 am – 10.15 am

Opening and remarks on other organisational matters by the Chair (H.E. Ambassador Wayne McCook of Jamaica).

The third formal session will be opened by the Chair who will outline the objective, basic principles and the working procedures agreed upon and proposals on how to organise the session’s discussions

10.15 am – 10.20 am

Remarks by the Chair on indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

10.20 am – 1.00 pm

Informal consultations on indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lunch break (welcome coffee from 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

3.00 pm – 5.55 pm

Continuation of informal consultations on indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

5.55 pm – 6.00 pm

Housekeeping, preparations for the following day and closing

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 (informal)

9.30 am – 10.00 am

Welcome Coffee

10.00 am – 10.05 am

Opening of meeting and recap by the Chair of key issues that emerged during negotiations on indicators on 15 November

10.05 am – 1.00 pm

Continuation of informal consultations on indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lunch break (welcome coffee from 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

3.00 pm – 5.55 pm

Continuation of informal consultations on indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

5.55 pm

Closure of informal consultations on indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

5.55 pm – 6.00 pm

Housekeeping, preparations for the following day and closing

Thursday, 17 November 2016 (informal)

9.30 am – 10.00 am

Welcome Coffee

10.00 am – 10.05 am

Remarks by the Chair on Disaster Risk Reduction terminology

10.05 am – 1.00 pm

Informal consultations on Disaster Risk Reduction terminology

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lunch break (welcome coffee from 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

3.00 pm – 5.55 pm

Continuation of informal consultations on Disaster Risk Reduction terminology

5.55 pm – 6.00 pm

Housekeeping, preparations for the following day and closing

Friday, 18 November 2016 (formal)*

* The Working Group may move to informal consultations at any time where necessary

9.30 am – 10.00 am

Welcome Coffee

10.00 am – 10.05 am

Opening of meeting and recap by the Chair of key issues that emerged during informal consultations on terminology on 17 November

10.05 am – 1.00 pm

Continuation of informal consultations on Disaster Risk Reduction terminology

1.00 pm

Closure of informal consultations on Disaster Risk Reduction terminology

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Lunch break (welcome coffee from 2:30pm to 3:00pm)

3.00 pm – 5.55 pm

Agenda item 6. Adoption of the report

The third formal session will resume with the consideration of the outcomes of the informal consultations on indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework and Disaster Risk Reduction terminology followed by the adoption of the report.

5.55 pm – 6.00 pm

Housekeeping and closing of session

Participation

Member States: On 29 August 2016, a Note Verbale was sent to all Permanent Missions in Geneva and New York requesting the permanent missions to inform UNISDR of any updates (new registrations, changes, additions) to their nominated experts for the third session, by conveying the full name, professional designation and email address of the experts via email to DRR.working.group@un.org
 
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. Registration is not required for participants from UN system entities. However, those wishing to contribute to  the Working Group, should contact the UN system focal point (sengupta@un.org) to inform on their interest in participation.
 
Relevant stakeholders: In its resolution 69/284, the General Assembly provided for the involvement of relevant stakeholders. At the first formal session, the Working Group agreed that other stakeholders would be welcome to support the discussions and the future work of the Working Group including through briefings and documentation. Such contributions would be for technical information purposes only.

Other Stakeholders who had successfully registered for earlier sessions of the OIEWG are considered as automatically registered for the third session. Other stakeholders registering for the first time (and who have the appropriate technical expertise as regards terminology and indicators for DRR) can submit a request for registration through completing the online registration form.

Registration deadline for the Third session for Other Stakeholders is: 9 November 2016.

To learn more, parties are invited to contact the UNISDR Focal Point most relevant to their line of work.

Focal Points

Member States

Mr. Numayr Chowdhury

chowdhuryn@un.org

Observers of the General Assembly, Intergovernmental Organizations and other entities

Mr. Numayr Chowdhury

chowdhuryn@un.org

United Nations system

Mr. Rahul Sengupta

sengupta@un.org

Academia, scientific and research entities and networks

Ms. Chadia Wannous

wannous@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

Mr. Glenn Dolcemascolo

dolcemascolo@un.org

Local Governments

Mr. Abhilash Panda

pandaa@un.org

Business, professional associations and private sector financial institutions, including financial regulators and accounting bodies, as well as philanthropic foundations

Ms. Kiki Lawal

lawalk@un.org

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