The eight session of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 25 to 27 July 2023 As a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction is the intergovernmental legislative forum on disaster risk reduction. The Committee is charged with addressing the following issues: (a) targeting transformative adaptation; (b) Building resilience to compounding and cascading risks and highlighting the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030); (c) regional plan of action to achieve early warning for all by 2027 in Asia and the Pacific; and (d) status of regional co-operation efforts.
The Committee session will take place during the ESCAP Disaster Resilience Week, which will be held from 24 to 28 July 2023. Various expert group meetings and side events will be held prior to the Committee to enrich its discussions. The eighth Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction is organized by Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).