UNDP supports Government of Bangladesh to showcase the country's achievements

Mar 12, 2015

Bangladesh is one of the rising stars in disaster management. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and its preparatory process welcome the participation and contributions of all relevant stakeholders, including parliaments, civil society, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, non-governmental organizations, national platforms for disaster risk reduction, focal points for the Hyogo Framework for Action, local government representatives, scientific institutions and the private sector, as well as organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations.

Bangladesh has made considerable and significant development gains over the last 10 years, with economic growth averaging 6% for the last decade, poverty decreasing from 40% in 2005 to 24.7% in 2014 and achieving five out of eight of the MDGs. All of this progress has been achieved in the face of considerable vulnerability and exposure to natural and human-induced hazards. In fact between 1990 and 2008 Bangladesh incurred an average annual loss equal to 1.8% of the GDP due to natural disasters and was considered fifth most natural disaster prone country in the world (World Risk Report, 2012). This progress is a testament to the innate resilience of the Bangladeshi people, who continue to make developmental gains despite living with disasters and climate risk. You can find the documents on the side rack and also can download them. 

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