Fourth Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) of the Americas (RP14) / Cuarta Sesión de la Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Desastres en las Americas

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR AM)
Date:
27-29 May 2014
Location:
Ecuador (Guayaquil)
Language:
Spanish, English

The Fourth Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador on 27-29 May 2014. The Regional Platform gathered key stakeholders and actors in disaster risk reduction and resilience to consolidate substantive and political contributions from the Americas coming from the previous Regional Platforms in the region in 2009 (Panama), 2011 (Mexico), 2012 (Chile) and 2014 (Ecuador) as key inputs towards the development of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, to be submitted for consideration at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and its Preparatory Committee meetings.

Outcomes:

1. Involving high-level political and executive authorities along with various actors to advance the disaster risk reduction and the climate change adaptation agenda in the region.

2. Undertaking a joint assessment of the progress in disaster risk reduction and the climate change adaptation for the period 2005-2015.

3. Identifying and celebrating the achievements made through the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015.

4. Carrying out a substantive consultation with participants from various sectors on the new framework.

In Spanish:

La IV Sesión de la Plataforma Regional para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en las Américas reunió a los actores clave en reducción de riesgo de desastres y construcción de resiliencia de todo el continente, en un espacio participativo y de intercambio de conocimientos afin de promover la planificación, monitoreo y toma de decisiones colectivas y estratégicas, así­ como las acciones para el avance en la implementación del Marco de Acción de Hyogo, vinculando esfuerzos regionales, nacionales y locales.


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Target audience

Government representatives at regional, national and local level; international, intergovernmental, non-governmental and community organizations; scientific and academic institutions; private sector, donors and media, were cordially invited to participate in the various activities planned for the RP14.

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Republic of Ecuador through the Secretariat of Risk Management and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the support of the Advisory Council of the Fourth Session of the Regional Platform, the participation exceeded the previous session with more than 600 participants from 37 countries, who shared achievements, commitments and proposals on disaster risk reduction and resilience building.

In Spanish:

Sectores público y privado a nivel regional, nacional y local; organismos internacionales; organizaciones intergubernamentales, no gubernamentales y comunitarias; instituciones científicas y académicas; donantes y medios de comunicación; participaron activamente en las diversas actividades contempladas para la PR14.

Gracias al auspicio de la República del Ecuador a través de la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos y del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, así­ como del apoyo del Consejo Asesor de la IV Sesión de la Plataforma Regional, la participación superó 600 participantes de 37 países presentes en la pasada Sesión, quienes pudieron compartir logros, compromisos y propuestas en torno a la reducción del riesgo de desastres y construcción de resiliencia.


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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Ecuador
Regions:
Americas
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