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Side event at CS73

Side-Event: Building Resilience to Water-Related Disaster Risks

At the 73rd Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific a side event will take place on Thursday 18 May which will focus on building resilience to water-related disaster risks and the case for regional cooperation.


The side event aims to exchange diverse experiences and knowledge on building resilience to floods, tropical cyclones, and other water-related disasters in Asia-Pacific region. It will feature a high-level panel comprising key policy decision-makers from selected countries in the region as well as experts from technical institutions dealing with reducing risks from water-related hazards. Lessons from Japan’s experience in managing water-related disasters will be highlighted.


The event will take place on 18 May from 13:00-14:00 in Conference Room 3 of the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Refreshments will be served from 12:30.

Download the flyer (PDF)