23 March 2023, 08:00 – 09:15 EST | 13:00-14:15 CET
Conference Room 2, UN Headquarters, New York
Official Side Event to the UN 2023 Water Conference
The United Nations Secretary General announced on 23 March 2022, World Meteorological Day, a new call to action to ensure every person on Earth is protected by MHEWS within five years. The call to action, Early Warnings for All, aims to develop a global system to enhance knowledge on risks, impacts, consequences and available response options, as well as to develop capacities to anticipate and manage disaster risks across scales. The call to action, Early Warnings for All, aims to develop a global system to enhance knowledge on risks, impacts, consequences and available response options, as well as to develop capacities to anticipate and manage disaster risks across scales. Early Warnings for All has to be a key priority, in particular for floods, droughts and other water-related hazards, including glaciers melting, in disaster risk reduction strategies and to protect the attainment for the Sustainable Development Goals.
This event brings together UN Member States and entities, intergovernmental and stakeholder organizations and the private sector who will present their transformative commitments and cross-sectoral partnerships that will change the game on how we prepare for and reduce the impacts of climate change and disasters and build resilience. The commitments are direct contributions to the Water Action Agenda and support implementation of the Early Warnings for All: Executive Action Plan 2023-2027 and SDG 6.
Co-organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in collaboration with the Governments of Egypt, Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (TBC), and with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Microsoft (TBC).