UN to launch disaster risk reduction conference in Manila

Mami Mizutori, Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) held a press conference at the United Nations offices in Geneva in September to present the atlases of weather, climate and hydrological mortality and economic losses. 1, 2021. Weather-related disasters have increased over the past half century, with better warning systems causing more damage despite fewer deaths, the United Nations warned. A report by the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) examined mortality and economic losses from weather, climate and water extremes between 1970 and 2019. (Fabric COFFRINI/AFP)

A United Nations (UN) official will visit the Philippines to launch this year’s biggest biennial conference on disaster risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific region, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Sunday.

Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Reduction, is scheduled to meet with President Marcos along with Cabinet Secretaries in preparation for the 2024 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR).

DENR said the conference will begin on Friday and will gather representatives from national and local government, the private sector, academic and scientific institutions, civil society, international development partners and other groups.

Meanwhile, next year’s ministerial conference is expected to attract 3,000 high-level international delegates.

“APMCDRR serves as the primary regional platform that brings together global leaders to monitor, review and enhance cooperation for the implementation of the 2015-2030 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction at the regional level,” DENR said.

Sep. On the 26th, Mr. Marcos, 2024 Executive Order No. mandating the creation of an interagency committee headed by the secretaries of the DENR and the Department of National Defense for the APMCDRR. Published 09.

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UN Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Mizutori, who is also the head of the office, will also serve as the keynote speaker at the Barangay Chiefs Resilience Forum on Thursday.

In this event, more than 300 barangay leaders from Bataan Province, Rizal Province, Ormoc City and Siargao, Surigao del Norte, the pilot sites of DENR’s Project Transformation (Transdisciplinary Approach to Resilience and Environmental Sustainability through Resilience and Environmental Sustainability).

During the forum, community leaders are expected to showcase their best practices in the fields of environmental protection, climate action and disaster risk reduction. INQ

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