Toward the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai

On 10th February 2015, Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and HE Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador in Charge of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, conducted a presentation on the logistic arrangement and the collaborated services and efforts provided by the host country, Japan and the United Nations in reference to the upcoming 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which will be held in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture from 14th – 18th March 2015.

This briefing also provided an opportunity to hear the views of UN and the host Government on what was necessary for this logistic preparatory including Venue and Accommodation, Public Forum, Study Tour, and others which was followed by a lively Q&A session. Ambassador in Charge of the WCDRR, Mr Kenichi Suganuma also conducted a presentation on Japan`s Effort – Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction. The briefing was attended by journalists from Germany, France, Hong Kong, Philippine, Singapore and the United States and 36 Diplomatic Mission representatives in Tokyo. Counsellor Julia Korovou and Second Secretary Ms. Kelera Savu attended on behalf of the Embassy.