High-Level Dialogue on International Cooperation to Scaleup Financing for DRR: Build Back Better

Dubai, UAE
High-Level Dialogue on International Cooperation to Scaleup Financing for DRR: Build Back Better
Organizer(s)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Venue

UN Hub at Expo Dubai, the United Arab Emirates 

Event language(s)
English

UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States Commemorates the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction at Expo 2020 Dubai: International Cooperation for DRR

October 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Arab States, will commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction this year by organizing a special session at the UN Hub at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The session will bring together disaster risk reduction stakeholders to discuss collaborations, challenges, and steps forward towards delivering on the policy agenda agreed in 2015 when the Sendai Framework, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, and other important frameworks were adopted or developed.

High-Level Dialogue on International Cooperation to Scaleup Financing for DRR: Build Back Better

The special session will be organized under the title “High-Level Dialogue on International Cooperation to Scaleup Financing for DRR: Build Back Better” on 13 October 2021. It will discuss the urgent funding in developing countries, which require an estimated $70 billion to meet their adaptation plans. But the figure could reach up to $300 billion in 2030, and $500 billion in 2050, according to the latest edition of UN’s Adaptation Gap report, released in January 2021.

The trend for financing related to disasters has been on the increase since 2010; however, it is largely accounted for by activities undertaken in the aftermath of events rather than on prevention and preparedness.

The session aims to discuss the outlook to 2030, explore the needed actions, and elaborate on the current state of financing for DRR, challenges, and opportunities to enhance financing for DRR globally and develop plans and recommendations to scale up financing for DRR.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: The Sendai Seven Campaign In 2021

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 13 October as International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, and health in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan in March 2015.

In 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched “The Sendai Seven Campaign” to promote each of the seven strategic targets of the Sendai Framework over seven years. In 2021, Target F will be promoted: “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.”

Only Together (#OnlyTogether #DRRday)

The year 2021 promises to be a make-or-break year when it comes to delivering on the policy agenda agreed in 2015. Together, we need to provide an advocacy platform to highlight best practices and examples of international cooperation which have a positive impact on the lives of people who live in disaster-prone parts of the world i.e. reducing the numbers of people affected by man-made and natural hazards.

EXPO 2020 Dubai: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

October 2021 – 31 March 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" is based on the belief that bringing the world together can catalyze exchange of new perspectives and inspire action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges.

Expo 2020 Dubai’s three subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect the planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone:

Opportunity: Unlocking the potential for individuals and communities to shape the future.

Mobility: Creating a smarter and more productive movement of people, goods, and ideas, both physically and virtually.

Sustainability: Respecting and living in balance with the world we inhabit to ensure a sustainable future for all.

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