Local governments in El Salvador focus their efforts on disaster risk reduction

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Date: 24 Nov 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)

San Salvador – A workshop on urban risk reduction is taking place as part of the UNISDR 2010-2011 World Disaster Reduction Campaign: "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready”. The workshop is being held from 23 and 24 November.

More than 35 municipalities, represented by mayors, high-level government authorities, and international guests are attending the workshop. The focus of the urban risk reduction workshop is on the Campaign objectives and its ten-point checklist of making cities resilient. Participants will learn how to reduce risks in their municipalities and to implement sustainable urban development. The workshop will also be a forum for local governments to exchange their experiences on urban risk reduction.