Public Forum “Disaster Risk Reduction and Human Security: Effective Responses to Strengthen Resilience and Protect and Empower People in Response to Natural Disasters” at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

February 23, 2015
Japanese

  1. 1. On March 17 2015, the UN Human Security Unit and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, will host a public forum titled “Disaster Risk Reduction and Human Security: Effective Responses to Strengthen Resilience and Protect and Empower People in Response to Natural Disasters” at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan.

    2. Mr. Yukio Takasu, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Human Security will make the opening remarks. And Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, Member of the Advisory Board on Human Security and President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will deliver a keynote speech. The event will highlight the effectiveness of the human security approach in tackling disaster risk reduction and how it adds value to strengthening the resilience of communities, especially those most vulnerable through discussion with senior officials of the UN, CSOs/NGOs and academia.

    3. This event is free, but advance registration is recommended. Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be available.

    Date and Time:March 17, 2015, 13:30-15:30

    Venue:Tohoku University Kawauchi-kita Campus B104(41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai city, Miyagi Prefecture)

    Programme: (For further information, please see attached information note (PDF)PDF別ウィンドウで開く)

    • Opening Remarks: Mr. Yukio Takasu, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Human Security
    • Key-note Speech: Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, Member of the Advisory Board on Human Security and President of JICA
    • Panel Discussion on Application of the Human Security Approach
    Panelists:
    • Mr. Peter Burgess, Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo
    • H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States
    • Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Kenya
    • Mr. Stefan Priesner, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Uzbekistan
    • Ms. Irena Vojackova Sollorano, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Serbia
    • Dr. Yukie Osa, President of the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan

    Moderator:Senior representative from UNISDR (TBC)

    Closing Remarks: Senior Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

    Hosts:UN Human Security Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

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