Third Inter-American Reunion Meeting of Ministers and High-level Authorities on Sustainable Development

The main objective of the Third Hemispheric Encounter is to exchange practical experience on Disaster Risk Management on the basis of the discussions and analysis undertaken in the three subregions, as discussed above. This exchange is expected to foster horizontal cooperation opportunities and closer collaboration among OAS Member States as well as agencies of the Inter-American System, subregional specialized IGO, and agencies of the UN System.

The Third Hemispheric Encounter is being organized and presented in the context of the preparatory process for the Third Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-level Authorities on Sustainable Development, which will take place in October of 2015, in Honduras. Thus, the outputs of this Hemispheric Encounter will feed into that process, providing recommendations for action to be included in the revised Inter-American Program for Sustainable Development (PIDS) to be approved at the Ministerial meeting.

Another objective of the Encounter is to provide an opportunity to further reflect on the on-going discussions and consultations for the post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction of the UN, led by the secretariat of UNISDR, and provide inputs to the consultation process towards the UN World Humanitarian Summit, facilitated by OCHA.