UNISDR Global assessment report New York launch 2013

New York City, New York
United States of America
Organizer(s)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - New York UNHQ Liaison Office
Venue

Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, UN Headquarters
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is pleased to announce that the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction – the UN flagship publication on global disaster risk and disaster risk management – will be launched by the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at 10 am on 15 May 2013 at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, United Nations Headquarters.

The third edition of this biennial publication, titled From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction highlights how the transformation of the global economy over the last forty years has led rapid increases in disaster risk in low, medium and high income countries, affecting businesses and societies

Programme:

10:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Welcome remarks by Chair, H.E. Mr. Enrique Román-Morey, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Peru
  • Remarks by H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Overview of the key findings of the 2013 Global Assessment Report From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction by Mr. Andrew Maskrey, Lead Author and Head of the Risk Knowledge, United Nations Office Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Remarks by Mr. Joe Rizzo, Global Relationships Partner, PwC
  • Remarks by Mr. Jay Collins, Vice Chairman Corporate and Investment Banking, Citigroup
  • Interactive discussion, moderated by Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Concluding remarks by H.E Mr. Paul Seger, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
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