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2017.09.28

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Tenth Meeting of High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP)

Tenth Meeting of High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) was held on September 21 2017 at Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP)
Based on the UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters convened as an initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Headquarters, High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) was launched in 2013 aiming at reducing risk and damage by water-related disasters which increase in frequency and severity around the world.
After dynamic paradigm shift of the international framework as well as Japan's framework of water-related issues such as the new beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the adoption of the Paris agreement, the latest and historic agreement on the climate change, the adoption of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, the Sendai Framework and Water Cycle Policy approved by the Japanese cabinet, HELP encourages cooperative actions on reducing water-related disasters by nations and international organizations.

Outline of Tenth Meeting of HELP

  • Date&Time: 9:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m., September 21 2017
  • Venue: Hyundai Hotel, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
  • Chaired by: Dr. Han, Seung-soo, Chair of HELP, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water

Please visit HELP's website for details.
http://www.wateranddisaster.org/tenth-meeting-of-help/

JWF's Activity
Through support for activities by High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP), Japan Water Forum makes policy recommendations and strives for their implementation in order to resolve global water issues.

(Reported by Atsushi Noguchi, Manager)

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