Lunch Meeting by Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water

Dr. Han Seung-soo, the Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, organized a lunch meeting on 6 October 2015, inviting representatives of the Permanent Missions which are active in the field of water and disasters. The event was attended by 29 representatives of Missions, including 9 permanent representatives, as well as some partner UN organizations. The objective of the meeting is to introduce the work of the Special Envoy since the beginning of his appointment in December 2013 and hear from the Members States about the suggestion on how to mainstream water-related disaster risk reduction in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Time: 13:15-14:45
Venue: Private Dining Rooms 1-3 in the Delegate Dining Room


  • 13:15 Opening
  • 1:40-1:55 Opening Remarks by Dr. Han Seung-soo, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Disk Reduction and Water / Chair of the High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP)
  • 1:55-2:05 “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030: Perspectives on water and disasters” by Mr. Glenn Dolcemascolo, Climate Change Coordinator, UNISDR
  • 2:05-2:15 “Disaster Risk Reduction on Water – Time for Action” by Dr. Kenzo Hiroki, Coordinator, High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) /Member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation
  • 2:15-2:40 Interactive discussion
  • 2:40-2:45 Closing and Way Forward

“Second UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters  (18 Nov. 2015) ”
Participants List