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The 2nd United Nations Special Session on Water and Disaster



      We’re happy to inform you that the 2nd United Nations Special Session on Water and Disaster will be held on 18v Noember in the UN-Headquarters in New York organized by the UN Secretary-General and co-organized by the UN Secretary-Generals’ Special Envoy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Water and High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP).


      The session aims to overarch the issue of Disaster Risk Reduction and Water and send a strong message to the international community for further promotion of necessity actions to be conducted by stakeholders concerned. Messages and recommendations to the relevant major UN conferences including the UNFCCC COP 21 will be developed through the discussions. Agenda of the session is available on HELP’s website.


      We can see the session through the UN’s website. Please visit the following website for browsing.
      Moreover, we deal with the Vu Gia Thu Bon river basin as a case study. In this river basin, there are many attractive materials for IWRM such as flooding, hydropower, bio-diversity, land use, etc.
      Then we'll have many opportunities to have group discussions for enhancing the network among the participants and lecturers.


      Before the Session, 6th HELP meeting will be held on 17 November in the UN-Headquarters. NARBO Chairperson is one of the HELP members of HELP and has been contributing to the discussion by offering case studies and lessons learnt in Asia. Our concrete contribution is seen in the HELP publications.


      NARBO continuously contributes to international discussions based on the Manila Declaration released at NARBO 10th Anniversary Meeting in November, 2014. NARBO member’s contribution to HELP activities are highly appreciated.