On Sunday morning, delegates discussed international cooperation. The strategy aimed to contribute to the reduction of disaster risks using a multidisciplinary approach to build health system and community resilience. These policies and programmes have to be coherent.
Delegates commenced reviewing the draft text, focusing on the preamble. On Monday, discussions continued until the end of the afternoon, when the full Committee met, aiming to clean up the text as far as possible so as to leave time for a discussion on Tuesday of the proposed political declaration.
Anote Tong, President, Kiribati, delivered a keynote speech, highlighting the importance of DRR legislation and the need for improvement in access to finance to address DRR and climate change challenges.
The Bureau had two representatives from each region and conference host Japan was an ex officio member.
This analysis takes stock of the negotiations, addresses the hurdles delegates faced in adopting the new Framework, analyzes what the new Framework means for DRR practitioners, comparing it with the HFA, and situates the DRR regime within the broader post sustainable development agenda.
Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters was an outcome of the conference. Developing countries stressed that the text on technology transfer described a general need, and that it would not be appropriate to include a mention of MAT, which they saw as belonging in the context of specific commercial transactions.
Specifically, the Review highlights the need to integrate climate change adaptation and DRR at the national and local levels through integrated plans to enhance resilience of communities.
The Review is aimed at critically analyzing the extent to which Hyogo Framework for Action HFA implementation has progressed, as well identifying ways to assist countries and their institutional partners to increase commitment, resourcing, and efforts in its further implementation.
Discussions focused mainly on reconstruction and recovery, the economics of DRR, and synergies with the international climate change and development agendas.
Yamatani then received Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan on the podium, where they listened to several of the opening addresses. Consequently, it was through these two conferences that global attention was drawn to the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean and to the development of their disaster risk reduction measures.
The adoption of the Yokohama Strategy also coincided with the ratification of the Barbados Programme of Action at the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States in — a programme of action that underscored the vulnerability of these countries to natural phenomena in economic and social terms.
Delegates agreed to meet on an informal basis for the rest of the week, in the hope of making rapid progress on the draft post framework for DRR issued on 28 January. Following the actions initiated by the United Nations in its International Decade for Natural Disaster Reductiontwo world conferences have taken place; in Yokohama and in Kobeboth of which have provided a unique opportunity to promote systematic and strategic approaches at the national level to address vulnerability and reduce the risk to natural hazards.
A large developing country, having consulted previously with the host country, proposed: The working groups continued discussions throughout the night.
First, it sees other forms of social organisation voluntary and community-based organisations, informal social groupings and families as irrelevant to emergency action. According to the Hyogo Framework for Action Mid-term Review, there are only a few countries, including Cuba and Jamaica, which have very strong public awareness structures in place, such as regular national simulation exercises and substantial media coverage on disaster preparedness.
Several countries also noted the importance of international cooperation. They therefore need to be told what to do, and their behavior must be controlled — in extreme cases, through the imposition of martial law. Arup Chatterjee, Asian Development Bank, moderated this session, in which delegates heard from a panel of senior government and industry representatives that insurance is a critical part of the DRR agenda, and needs greater prominence in the post framework.
This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Despite the uncertainties which surround the large international consultative processes, and the political difficulties in achieving some of the targets, the region is well poised on the eve of to make significant strides towards reducing its vulnerability to natural hazards and enhancing its sustainable development goals.
On the third priority, Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience, the Framework states that public and private investment in disaster risk prevention and reduction through structural and non-structural measures are essential to enhance the economic, social, health and cultural resilience of persons, communities, countries and their assets, as well as the environment.
While some practitioners and NGOs expressed disappointment at the lack of a greater level of detail in the agreed compromise text, the targets nonetheless represent a step forward in relation to the HFA, and, upon approval of the UN General Assembly, will be further supported by indicators to be developed by an open-ended intergovernmental working group suggested by the WCDRR.
This project was focused on the regional development of long-term and cost-effective natural disaster preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation and monitoring in light of significant economic industries, such as tourism and agriculture.
Against this scenario, negotiations in Sendai cannot be fully understood in isolation. Delegates agreed to form a Main Committee to take forward negotiations of the draft post framework for DRR.
Some countries urged the host country to ensure that already agreed text would be maintained in the new draft. Most existing DRR guidance sidesteps this issue. Four Priorities for Action under the Framework Understanding disaster risk Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to "Build a Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction The Four Priorities Priority 1.
Delegates also addressed the issue of common but differentiated responsibilities CBDR. Developing countries said that CBDR is a central pillar of sustainable development and international law. The Preparatory Committee met three times, JulyNovemberand 13 March to agree on the agenda and rules of procedure, as well as to develop the conference programme of work and a draft post framework on DRR.
Expected Outcome and Goal: In order to achieve this goal, much of the conference space was dedicated to ministerial roundtable discussions, high-level partnership dialogues and working sessions. However, time will tell whether the new political weight of DRR will be reflected in the creation of stronger institutions and the provision of sufficient financial resources.
The resolution invites further expression of such commitments and the creation of partnerships to implement the Sendai Framework for DRR They have a duty to ensure the safety of citizens, the resources and capacity to implement large-scale DRR, a mandate to direct or co-ordinate the work of others, and they create the necessary policy and legislative frameworks.
(i) The promotion of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) throughout the whole Asia and Pacific Islands region and the forging of partnerships at the regional level to facilitate its implementation, with the effective operational support and expertise of members of the UNISDR Asian Partnership on Disaster Reduction (IAP) and other relevant players.
International Symposium on Disaster Medical and Public Health Management: Review of Hyogo Framework Â The world is now facing to the increased impacts of emergencies and disasters caused by natural and man-made hazards.
The Millennium Development Goals and Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction, and most recently the Declarations of the G8 and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate provide further mandates for action. This report presents the findings of the Mid-Term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) aimed at critically analyzing the extent to which HFA implementation has progressed and at helping countries and their institutional partners identify practical measures to increase commitment, resourcing, and efforts in its further implementation.
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