Groundbreaking New Preparedness Partnership Launch

Global Preparedness Partnership to be Launched at the World Humanitarian Summit

24 May 2016, Istanbul
A groundbreaking new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters will be launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
The new global partnership for preparedness will be led by the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum which represents 43 high risk developing nations in collaboration with key UN agencies including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the World Bank.
The partnership, which will focus on strengthening preparedness capacities, will be launched at the Natural Disasters and Climate Change – Managing Risks and Crises Differently High Level Roundtable on Tuesday at 9am EEST. The Climate Vulnerable Forum @TheCVF will be live tweeting throughout the Roundtable. You can also watch a webcast here.
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V20 to hold Ministerial Dialogue

V20 High-Level Events at 2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group

13-14 April 2016, Washington, DC
Following the 2nd V20 Working Group Meeting held last week, V20 delegates will convene in Washington DC for the 2nd V20 Preparatory Deputies/Senior Officials Meeting and the 2nd V20 Ministerial Dialogue on 13th and 14 April 2016 respectively. The meetings will affirm the V20’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, calling for a path towards the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit and greater financial protection for climate change impacts.
The Ministerial meeting of the V20 is considering a Work Plan and extending commitments to pioneer and deploy financial and fiscal solutions to climate change. The V20 Risk Pooling mechanism will be a focus of discussion, along with progress on the 2020 Action Plan to mobilise unprecedented investment from all sources beginning with national finance dialogues and building partnerships with private sector partners. A V20 Communiqué will be issued at the conclusion of the event.
The V20 2nd Ministerial Dialogue will also see confirmation of new CVF member countries as V20 members.
Participation in the 2nd Preparatory Deputies/Senior Officials Meeting and the 2ndMinisterial Dialogue is by invitation only and subject to registration for the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings. Accredited media will be invited to attend a segment of the 2ndMinisterial Dialogue meeting. Admission to the V20 with Business reception is by invitation only.
Photo Caption: World Bank headquarters. Washington DC. Photo Credit: Deborah W. Campos / World Bank. Photo Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0