Empowering women in early warnings and early action to reduce disaster risk

Date:
23 March 2022

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This high-level event marked World Meteorological Day 2022, and its theme of Early Warning and Early Action; Hydrometeorological and climate information for Disaster Risk Reduction, in the context of the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and its theme of Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes. The event explored lessons learnt to date and opportunities for the future to achieve the empowerment of women in early warnings and early action to reduce disaster risk.

The event was co-hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).