The Roundtable on “Natural disaster and Climate Change” moderated by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General and Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme /UNDP/, was held on May 24, 2016,
Participants highlighted that committing to a more collective approach to managing risks, and increasing investments in preparedness, reinforcing national and local systems, and agreeing clear responsibilities, engaging the long-term partnerships were among the essential steps needed in mitigating the deadly and costly effects of natural and human-made catastrophes.
During the ensuing discussion, world leaders and other high-level officials reaffirmed their commitments to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and made some new commitments. Many speakers agreed on reducing disaster risk requires an equal commitment to the countries and investment in reinforcing national and local systems; strengthening resilience, preparedness, response capacities and risk financing; and investment in local communities’ resilience.
H.E. Mr. Badamdorj Batkhishig, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Turkey, attended the meeting.