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(Part 3) 4th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters
24 Jun 2019 -  Water is life. Water is also threat to life. Water related disasters account for 90% of all disasters in terms of number of people affected. Climate change is expected to impact countries, particularly small island countries and other developing countries that are highly vulnerable, and cause devastating impacts through extreme weather events. Recent global agreements including the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and COP21 Paris Agreement, all call for addressing water-related extreme events and climate change adaptation in more concerted and integrated way for progressing towards and realizing sustainable development.
The political commitments made must be matched by finance and appropriate policies. Investing in water and disasters can save lives, avoid the destruction of vital infrastructure, and make a significant difference in achieving the national and international goals of ending poverty and ensuring sustainable and equitable growth for all.
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Monday, 24 June 2019
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10:00 am
Responding effectively to the needs of refugees, displaced persons and returnees. The role of the United Nations Security Council and its members - Security Council Arria Formula meeting.
(Part 1) 4th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters.
(5th meeting) Committee of 24 (Special Committee on Decolonization).
11:30 am
(1st meeting) 31st meeting of the Chairs of the human rights treaty bodies (24-28 June).
12:00 pm
Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) of 18 July 1994.
Daily Press Briefing by the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly. Guest: Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit.
01:30 pm
(Part 2) 4th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters.
02:45 pm
Security Council Media Stakeout (Middle East).
03:00 pm
(Part 3) 4th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters.
(2nd meeting) 31st meeting of the Chairs of the human rights treaty bodies (24-28 June).
(6th meeting) Committee of 24 (Special Committee on Decolonization).
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