UN supports Mexico City's efforts to train 10,000 public servants to confront disasters

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Date: 27 Aug 2010

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR AM)Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Mexico City, a high-risk mega city, expects to train 10,000 civil servants on their responsibilities and options to consistently help reduce risks facing their city. The training is sponsored locally and supported by the UNISDR regional office and the Capacity Development for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) of the UN. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, known for his commitment to disaster risk reduction and improving the city's resilience to climate change, made an opening statement where he stressed the importance of training decision makers and technical staff from all the City dependencies and departments, especially those that have a multiplying effect on decisions and plans.

Mexico City is a signatory to the Making Cities Resilient campaign.