DRR Platform Adopts Declarations to Reduce Disaster Risk in Africa and Arab Regions
Africa, Disaster, Middle East, October 30 2018
TUNISIA: Participants at the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) focused on the theme, ‘Towards Disaster Risk Informed and Inclusive Sustainable Development,’ and adopted two declarations. The meeting provided input to the Global Platform for DRR which will convene in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2019.
The meeting, which took place from 9-13 October, in Tunis, Tunisia, consisted of the seventh Session of the Africa Regional Platform and the sixth High-level Meeting on DRR, and the fourth Arab Conference on DRR.
IISD’s UNISDR Bulletin highlights that governments and stakeholders assessed progress and reaffirmed commitments towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 in the two regions. In addition, the “Platform yielded increased commitments of countries to enhance attention to risk-sensitive investments, increase national and local strategies by 2020 in line with Sendai Framework targets, increase cooperation among countries on water-related hazards, and enhance engagement of stakeholders with shared responsibilities to implement regional strategies.”
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