UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said, “Now is the time really to start to work on the root causes of disasters.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 17 MAY 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

17 MAY 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Mizutori taking seat, briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR):
“Mortality went down somewhat because the early warning system is much better than before. But if we include the numbers of mortality from COVID, that also, we went up, and if you look at all other things, affected people, injured people, economic loss, disruption to infrastructure, basic service, this is all going up, as you know, and the number of people affected by disasters has gone up 80 percent since 2005, to now.”
4. Med shot, photographer
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR):
“We need to have better risk governance. Many times, in most countries, disaster risk management is confined to a very small agency in the government, without budget, without people. But if we don't have risk-informed policies across all the sectors, agriculture, industry education, you are vulnerable to disasters.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR):
“Now is the time really to start to work on the root causes of disasters, the root causes of risk, which include poverty, which include gender inequality, it's not only about climate emergency. We do need to work on the vulnerabilities and exposure and societies. And if we do this, and if we make the right decisions, I think we have a better chance of preventing.”
8. Wide shot, speakers at podium, briefing room

STORYLINE:
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said, “Now is the time really to start to work on the root causes of disasters.”

Over two days, May 18-19, the UN General Assembly will conclude the mid-term review (MTR) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) at a high-level meeting in New York.

Member States will adopt a political declaration charting the way forward for action over the next seven years to reduce risk and increase disaster resilience.

Ahead of the High-Level Meeting, Mizutori reported, “Mortality went down somewhat because the early warning system is much better than before. But if we include the numbers of mortality from COVID, that also, we went up, and if you look at all other things, affected people, injured people, economic loss, disruption to infrastructure, basic service, this is all going up, as you know, and the number of people affected by disasters has gone up 80 percent since 2005, to now.”

She stressed, “We need to have better risk governance. Many times, in most countries, disaster risk management is confined to a very small agency in the government, without budget, without people. But if we don't have risk-informed policies across all the sectors, agriculture, industry education, you are vulnerable to disasters.”

Implementation and progress have stalled and, in some cases, reversed.

As greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow, climate chaos becomes ever more likely.

According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), we must accelerate resilience building for a safe and resilient future for all.

The Special Representative concluded, "it's not only about climate emergency. We do need to work on the vulnerabilities and exposure and societies. And if we do this, and if we make the right decisions, I think we have a better chance of preventing.”

Adopted by 187 Member States in 2015, the Sendai Framework is the global framework for reducing disaster deaths and destruction.

The mid-term review is convened by the President of the UN General Assembly and organized by UNDRR.

The co-chairs are Indonesia and Australia.

Around 500 attendees, with 100 high-level delegates, including heads of state and ministers, are expected.
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