G20 (Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy)

Side Event of the G20 Development Working Group on

"Prospects on Achieving Disaster Risk Reduction Agenda"

March 26, 2019

  1. On Wednesday 13 March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) co-organized a Side-Event entitled "Prospects on Achieving Disaster Risk Reduction Agenda" with the Organization for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the margins of the second G20 Development Working Group (DWG) meeting under the Japanese Presidency.
  2. In the side event, active discussions were held among 111 participants from the G20 members and invited countries, international organizations, and civil society for the purpose of contributing to upcoming disaster risk reduction discussions at international fora such as the G20 Osaka Summit (June 2019) and TICAD7 (August 2019) as well as the Global Platform for disaster risk reduction 2019 (May 2019) in order to achieve the disaster risk reduction agenda such as Sendai Framework, the SDGs, and Paris agreement.(Agenda(PDF) Open a New Window)
  3. At the beginning of the side event, Mr. Norikazu Suzuki, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan made opening remarks. Mr. Suzuki, in his remarks, announced that Japan has achieved contributions to the area related to disaster risk reduction more than our original commitment, the Sendai Cooperation Initiative for Disaster Risk Reduction, which includes 4 billion dollars in assistance and training of 40,000 people as leaders who would play key roles in disaster risk reduction and reconstruction over the four years to 2018.
  4. Mr. Hiroshi Matsuura, Deputy Assistant Minister, Deputy Director-General, (Global Issues), International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan wrapped up the side event, expressing the expectation that the G20 members and international organizations will play a key role in scaling up the efforts of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and pre-disaster investment, in cooperation for achieving the disaster risk reduction agenda such as Sendai Framework, the SDGs, and Paris agreement. (Chair's summary (PDF) Open a New Window)