World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

14-18 March 2015. Sendai, Japan

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is fast approaching, and will begin on 13 March in Sendai, Japan.

Organizations and networks of local and regional authorities are currently preparing for the Conference, and can count on a delegation of around 400 participants from cities and regions around the world.    

UCLG and ICLEI are organizing partners of the Local Authorities Major Group (LAMG) at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the "Making My Cities Resilient" Campaign led by UNISDR.

Preparatory meetings

States and their partners are preparing to have their say before the adoption of the new Post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, HFA2

 IMPORTANT: Preparatory meeting for local authorities on 13 March 

Local and regional governments will meet on 13 March (time and place to be defined by the organizers at a later stage) to discuss their role in the implementation of the new Post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, HFA2, and to adopt a political statement. The Round Table will take place on 13 March from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Conference center, Room 1 & 2).

Local and regional governments are co-organizing a (ministerial) round table on the theme“Reducing Disaster Risk in Urban Settings”

This round table will take place on Monday 16 March and participation is by invitation only. It will provide an opportunity for an interactive debate between representatives of States and local and regional governments, focusing on the priorities and key measures that should support the Post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Local Authorities Major Group Agenda:

WCDRR Agenda:

Three major segments:

Key Documents Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA):

Contributions to the Conference Preparations by the Local Authorities Major Group (LAMG)

The following documents are interventions and statements from the LAMG in preparations for the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR):

We, local and regional government leaders, recommend that the new disaster risk reduction framework continue to highlight and further strengthen the key role of local authorities through effective decentralization and the principle of active citizen engagement, to ensure local risk reduction and resilience.”     

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