Convened by the President of the General Assembly, the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Midterm Review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (HLM) will take place from 18-19 May 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The HLM provides a platform for Member States, the United Nations system partners and other stakeholders to reflect on the findings and recommendations of the Midterm Review, to examine context shifts and emerging issues since 2015, and identify course corrections and new initiatives to more effectively address the systemic nature of risk, and realise the outcomes and goals of the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and other agreements, frameworks and conventions.

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Draft of Political Declaration
Draft resolution containing the Political Declaration will be considered by the Assembly at the opening segment of the High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction on 18 May 2023 in the General Assembly Hall.
HLM RRH Agenda
Agenda and livestream
The combined agenda for the High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework and the Risk Reduction Hub, along with links to watch most events via a web live stream.

High-Level Meeting Objectives

The HLM is expected to:

  • Raise global awareness and generate political will and momentum to integrate risk reduction in all decision-making, investment, and behaviour in alignment with the Sendai Framework to reduce disaster risk and build resilience across sectors.
  • Showcase solutions and best practices to address gaps and obstacles and announce commitments and plans to accelerate implementation.
  • Encourage the adoption and application of a risk-informed and prevention-oriented approach, through multi-sector practices on disaster risk management and resilient development planning.
  • Showcase the value proposition of the full implementation of the Sendai Framework for the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing States.
  • Enhance national, sub-regional and international cooperation to realise risk-informed decision-making, investment, and behaviour to inform strategic foresight to prevent or prepare for future global crisis.

Access for GA Accredited IGOs (without office in New York)

Applications for eRegistration account to register may be made (request of UN pass) to the meetings (see guideline) or submit a registration package to the Protocol Office (see guideline)

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, 18 May 2023 – General Assembly Hall

Friday, 19 May 2023 – Trusteeship Council Chamber

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