Signing ceremony, ' Making cities resilent' campaign: Rome and Florence

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Date: 09 Mar 2011

Location: Geneva (Switzerland)


  • Description

  • The Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, and the Mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, officially marked their cities’ participation in the United Nations World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Making Cities Resilient – My City is Getting Ready!” The Mayor of Milan, too, has officially declared her willingness to join the campaign.

    By joining, participating mayors and local government officials commit to “Ten Essentials” to make their cities resilient against disaster. The campaign began in May 2010 and was launched by UNISDR and partners at the ICLEI “Resilient Cities 2010” Congress, in Bonn, Germany, at an event was co-hosted by the World Mayors Council on Climate Change.

    The cities of Rome and Florence share a common goal of cultural heritage protection. In addition,Florence has been implementing flood protection measures ever since it was hit by a major flood in 1966.