UNDRR Webinar: Ensuring Resilience, Accelerating Progress – Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat
Event date 10 Jun '20 10:00 - 11:00
Event location Online - Korea time

Wednesday 10 June, 10:00 am (Korea) | 7:00 am (Bangladesh) | 1:00 pm (Fiji) 
Tuesday, 9 June, 9:00 pm (New York)

The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations while the world enters an unprecedented global crisis with severe impacts across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With ten years remaining to achieve the 2030 Agenda in this Decade of Action, the COVID-19 pandemic compels a dual focus on ensuring a resilient recovery and accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Today, more than ever, a focus must be placed on realizing synergies and investing in a recovery that will ‘build back better”. Member States must take stock of the impacts that the current global pandemic is having across the SDGs, particularly from national to local levels, and adopt disaster risk reduction strategies that address all hazards - including biological, with integrated risk governance systems.

Objective and Content
The webinar will examine how national responses are reducing the impacts of COVID-19, especially socio-economic impacts, to sustain the gains realized on the 2030 Agenda. It will also showcase how national responses can achieve synergies to accelerate a resilient recovery for the SDGs in the Decade of Action.

The webinar will discuss the road ahead to 2030 and how current government responses can integrate preventive measures and preparedness that respond to double or triple challenges many now face as a result of climate change and COVID-19 socio-economic impacts.

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