Stakeholder Initiative to Support Implementation of Paris Agreement, SDGs, Sendai Framework
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UNISDR has proposed to establish a Stakeholder Advisory Group to support implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the SDGs and the Sendai Framework for DRR.

It is anticipated that the initiative will be also used as a consultation and feedback mechanism to organize the next Global Platform for DRR to be held in Geneva in May 2019.

21 February 2018: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has proposed a collaborative initiative and an all-inclusive engagement strategy to support implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the SDGs and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

A Stakeholder Advisory Group will include 25 members representing all the major stakeholders who will be able to engage as many constituents as possible at the regional, national and local levels to implement the Sendai Framework by 2030. Members of the advisory group will be self-elected for a period of two years. They will provide guidance and inputs to UNSDR, representing the interests of vulnerable groups through engagement in disaster risk management (DRM) and planning.

Stakeholder Advisory Group members will provide guidance and inputs to UNSDR, representing the interests of vulnerable groups through engagement in disaster risk management and planning.

The proposal emanates from a consultation among representatives from the private sector, trade unions, farmers, academia, community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous peoples groups and the media that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 20-21 February 2018. Participants exchanged views on how to collaborate with UNISDR on an all-of-society approach to reducing disaster risk for sustainable development.

“We will not eradicate poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals if disaster risk reduction is not integrated in core social, economic and development planning, and your partnership and collaboration is critical to this effort,” said Special Representative of the Secretary-General for DRR Robert Glasser, opening the consultation.

It is anticipated that the initiative will be also used as a consultation and feedback mechanism to organize the next Global Platform for DRR to be held in Geneva in May 2019. [UNISDR Press Release] [Sendai Framework for DRR]

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