UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Geneva, Switzerland 13-17 May 2019
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UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Executive Secretary of EUR-OPA, Gianluca Silvestrini, participated in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on “Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies”.

The Global Platform, as recognised by the UN General Assembly, is the most important Forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the implementation of international agreements on DRR. Approximately 4000 participants attended this year’s forum from 182 countries, IGOs, civil society and the private sector.

G. Silvestrini presented the official Council Europe statement and EUR-OPA’s endeavours to mainstream risk reduction in the following areas:

  • Vulnerable and marginal groups (migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities, children).
  • Protecting cultural heritage and promoting a community-based approach.
  • Protecting cultural landscapes as a means of preventing natural disasters.

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