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Advancing the UN Common Agenda HLCP UN Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience First Arab Regional Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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1 Advancing the UN Common Agenda HLCP UN Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience First Arab Regional Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 20 March 2013

2 CEB/HLCP request for a system-wide Plan of Action to identify and act on core issues and gaps in disaster risk reduction Context of the decision Growing and changing risk Need to position the UN on disaster risk reduction and resilience for the future and in particular in the post 2015 environment Need for UN to change and adapt to new realities and changing risk scenarios.

3 UN through the Action Plan Recalls the Hyogo Framework for Action as the guiding instrument to build resilience of nations and communities to disaster as endorsed by all Member States Embraces the international momentum to use resilience as a common outcome that integrates poverty reduction, disaster risk reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate change adaptation, as integral to sustainable development

4 Main steps June 2012: Senior Management Group set-up July to September 2012: Three videocalls to set the principles and modalities for developing the Action Plan November 2012: UN High Level Retreat in Paris (hosted by UNESCO) with UNRC from Nepal and other experts (facilitated process where participants worked back from a 2025 vision) January-February 2013: Working group to draft the UN Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience and final meeting in Rome (hosted by WFP) March : UN Action Plan and implementation plan recommended by HLCP for endorsement by CEB

5 Converge around 3 commitments Ensure timely, co-ordinated and high quality assistance to countries where disaster losses pose a threat to development Make disaster risk reduction a priority for UN funds, programmes and specialized agencies Ensure disaster risk reduction for resilience is central to post-2015 development agreements and targets

6 Expected changes Operationalizes the Rio+20 outcome that disaster risk reduction is integral to sustainable development and critical for economic transformation Promotes greater integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation Leads to accountability on disaster risk reduction by individual UN entities (also system) and change in behaviour Provides scope for leaders and networks to target the parts of UN where efforts and investments would be most effective

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