Argentina

This country is covered by UNISDR's Americas office.

This risk profile is currently being updated with new data from the 2013 Global Risk Update.
Argentina has a National Platform

Focal Points

National Platform, Hyogo Framework for Action

Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (CCB)

Website: http://www.cascosblancos.gob.ar
Contact: President of White Helmets Commission
Phone: (+54-11) 4342 5947 / (54-11) 4310-2112/2107 (+54-11) 4342 5149 / +54 911 441 598 73

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Institutional Structure / National Platform Description

 

National Platform composition:

The National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is comprised of representatives of the following institutions:

  • Dirección Nacional de Protección Civil, Ministerio del Interior
  • Comisión Cascos Blancos, Cancillería
  • Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable, Jefatura Gabinete
  • Subsecretaría de Desarrollo Territorial, Ministerio de Planificación Federal
  • Ministerio de Desarrollo Social de la Nación
  • Ministerio de Defensa
  • Ministerio de Educación de la Nación
  • Subsecretaría de Asuntos Municipales, Ministerio del Interior
  • Agencia de Protección Ambiental, Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • H. Cámara de Diputados de la Nación
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Vicerrectorado
  • Universidad del Salvador, IIDEC
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Arquitectura
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Medicina
  • Universidad Nacional de Gral. Sarmiento
  • Instituto Geográfico Militar
  • CARITAS Argentina
  • Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica
  • Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear
  • Cruz Roja Argentina
  • Subsecretaría de Emergencias, Provincia de Córdoba
  • Habitat para la Humanidad/Argentina
  • Federación Argentina de Asuntos Municipales (FAM)
  • Sociedad Argentina de Psicólogos en Emergencias y Desastres (SAPSED)
  • Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales
  • Prefectura Naval Argentina
  • Fundación ENLACES
  • REDHUM – Rosario, Pcia. Santa Fe
  • Dirección General de Asuntos Ambientales, DIGMA Cancillería
  • Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Cancillería
  • Dirección Provincial de Emergencias, Pcia. de Buenos Aires
  • ADRA (Adventistas)
  • Sociedad Argentina de Psicotrauma (SAPSI)
  • Fundación METROPOLITANA
  • Agencia RENA (periodismo en recursos naturales)
  • IRAM Argentina
  • Secretaría de Turismo de la Nación
  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Facultad de Odontología
  • Asociación Argentina de Compañías de Seguros
  • Consejo de Sociólogos de la Argentina
  • Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
  • Bomberos de la Policía Federal
  • Dirección de Organismos Internacionales, Cancillería
  • Asociación Médicos del Mundo
  • Estado Mayor Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas
  • Asociación de Banco de la República Argentina (ABA)
  • Radio Nacional
  • Servicio de Hidrografía Naval
  • Universidad Nacional de Jujuy
  • Subsecretaría de Defensa Civil de la Provincia de Santa Fe
  • Secretaría Geológica Minera (SEGEMAR)
  • Subsecretaría de Urbanismo y Vivienda, Pcia. de Buenos Aires


Functioning or status of the National Platform for DRR:

  • Argentina's National Platform for DRR held its first meeting on October 2, 2007 at the Palacio San Martín (Cancillería Argentina) in which a representative of UNISDR Americas was present.
  • The second meeting was held on April 22, 2008 in which the National Platform was formally constituted, with the joint chairmanship of the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Comisión Cascos Blancos) and the Ministry of Interior (Subsecretariat of Development and Provincial Affairs, National Department of Civil Protection). During this meeting, participants demonstrated their interest in participating in specific themes according to the Hyogo Framework for Action's Priorities for Action.
  • August 21, 2008 marked the first set of meetings of the HFA Priorities for Action Working Groups (6 groups for each of the five priorities as well as a tranversal group). Based on these meetings, each of the groups established their work agenda and agreed to keep meeting independently.
  • A new meeting is planned for the National Platform in November / December (TBD) in which working groups will be given the opportunity to inform upon their activities and work.

 

Background

October 2007 - First high level meeting organized by MOFA (White Helmets) to discuss the development of the NP in Argentina:

The meeting, held at the San Martin Palace and opened by the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Roberto Garcia Moritán, was attended by 70 participants representing 50 different organizations, from line-Ministries, academia, media and NGOs, including a sound number of local authorities. The participants welcomed the initiative of the MOFA and made explicit their commitment to be part of the NP. The organizers finished the meeting announcing that they will organize a follow up meeting in November (2007), with all the organizations present plus additional ones that were missing in this occasion (especially private sector), to set the foundations for the NP for DRR in Argentina.

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Country Information

Population:
39.5 million
GDP 2007:
325.1 billion USD

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