Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow - Increased Investment in Local Action

  • Date & Time: Tuesday 10 May (15:15 - 16:30)
  • Room: 1
  • Interpretation: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish


Risk is most effectively reduced at the local level. Concerted action is required to ensure that systematic and predictable resources are reaching local levels, that activities are well-designed and that capacities are in place to support implementation. This plenary session introduces the overarching theme of the Third Session of the Global Platform and provides an opportunity for leaders to describe the strengths and weaknesses of mechanisms designed to ensure that local authorities are better resourced financially and technically. The plenary speakers are invited to recommend specific steps that can be taken to align national and local priorities in building resilience. Finally, this plenary considers how local and national authorities get started on assessing risk, and seeks, as a concrete outcome, to generate commitment to assess school and hospital safety.


Ms. Zeinab Badawi, International BBC Journalist and Broadcaster (MODERATOR)
Ms. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (CHAIR)


H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Mr. Luo Pingfei, Vice Minister, Ministry of Civil Affairs, China
Mr. Abdou Sane, Member of Parliament, National Assembly, Senegal
Mr. John Carter, Member of Parliament, Minister for Civil Defence, New Zealand
Mr. Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón, Mayor of Mexico City, Mexico
Ms. Sandra Wu, President and CEO, Kokusai Kogyo, Japan
Mr. Robert Glasser, Secretary General, CARE International
Mr. Lawrence Temfwe, Executive Director, Jubilee Centre, Zambia
Ms. Prema Gopalan, Executive Director, Swayam Shikshan Prayog


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Last updated: 04 December 2020