Leaders are gathering in the UN Headquarters in New York, for the High-Level Meeting of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework. A political declaration to accelerate action on disaster resilience and progress on the Framework has been adopted.
Increasing numbers of people are being affected by larger, ever more complex and more expensive disasters because decision makers are failing to put people first and prevent risks from becoming disasters.
A report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that half of the countries globally are not protected by Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
World Meteorological Organization