Disaster risk reduction A/RES/72/218 extreme weather events, may, in certain instances, among other factors, contribute to disaster-induced human mobility, and in this regard acknowledging the internationally agreed outcomes adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Welcoming the Paris Agreement 11 and its early entry into force, encouraging all its parties to fully implement the Agreement, and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 12 that have not yet done so to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, where appropriate, as soon as possible, Reaffirming the importance of strengthening international cooperation in the face of disasters, weather-related hazards, including the El Niño phenomenon, and the adverse effects of climate change to estimate and to prevent major damage and ensure an adequate response, early action and attention to the affected populations in a timely manner in order to enhance resilience to their impacts, and recognizing in this regard the importance of developing risk-informed strategies, forecast-based financing approaches and coordinated multi-hazard early warning systems, Recognizing that disaster-prone developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, small island developing States, landlocked developing countries and African countries, as well as middle-income countries facing specific challenges, warrant particular attention in view of their higher vulnerab ility and risk levels, which often greatly exceed their capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, and recognizing also that similar attention and appropriate assistance should also be extended to other disaster-prone countries with specific characteristics, such as archipelagic countries, as well as countries with extensive coastlines, Recalling the observance, on 5 November 2017, of World Tsunami Awareness Day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 70/203 of 22 December 2015, Recognizing the establishment of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran as a regional institution of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Reiterating the pledge that no one will be left behind, reaffirming the recognition that the dignity of the human person is fundamental, and the wish to see the Goals and targets met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society, and recommitting to endeavour to reach the furthest behind first, Recommitting to ensuring that no country or person is left behind and to focusing our effort where the challenges are greatest, including by ensuring the inclusion and participation of those who are furthest behind, 1. Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of General Assembly resolution 71/226; 13 2. Urges the effective implementation of the Sendai Declaration 1 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030; 2 3. Reiterates its call for the prevention of new and the reduction of existing disaster risk through the implementation of integrated and inclusive economic, structural, legal, social, health, cultural, educational, environmental, technological, political, financial and institutional measures that prevent and reduce hazard exposure __________________ 11 12 13 17-23287 Adopted under the UNFCCC in FCCC/CP/2015/10/Add.1, decision 1/CP.21. United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1771, No. 30822. A/72/259. 3/8

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