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Disaster Risk Reduction
This is Resolution 76/204 Disaster risk reduction which was adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2021. The General Assembly reiterates the pledge that no one will be left behind, reaffirming the recognition that the dignity of the human person is fundamental, and the wish to see the Goals and targets met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society, and recommitting to endeavour to reach the furthest behind first. The General Assembly
- also recognizes that the Sendai Framework, including its core provision to “build back better”, provides guidance relevant to a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 and also to identify and address underlying drivers of disaster risk in a systemic manner, and reaffirms its decision to hold a midterm review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework in 2023 to assess progress on integrating disaster risk reduction into policies, programmes and investments at all levels, identify good practice, gaps and challenges and accelerate the path to achieving the goal of the Sendai Framework and its seven global targets by 2030;
- decides that the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the midterm review shall be held in New York on 18 and 19 May 2023 at the highest possible level, shall consist of an opening segment, a plenary segment, interactive multi-stakeholder panels and a closing segment, also decides that the high-level meeting shall adopt a concise and action-oriented political declaration to renew commitment and accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework, agreed in advance by consensus through intergovernmental negotiations led by two co-facilitators to be appointed by the President of the General Assembly, one from a developed country and one from a developing country, and to be submitted by the President of the General Assembly for adoption by the Assembly, requests the President of the Assembly, in consultation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, to finalize the preparatory process and organizational arrangements for the meeting, with any additional costs to be met through voluntary contributions, and invites States to assess progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sendai Framework at the local, national, regional and global levels and to share findings, good practices and recommendations with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, to be included in a report on the midterm review, which will also take into consideration the stocktaking, thematic reviews and outcomes of the global and regional platforms for disaster risk reduction that will inform the midterm review process.