International Day for Disaster Reduction in the ECO Region

Meeting or Conference
Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)
Other host:
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
13 Oct 2017
Turkey (Ankara)
AFAD Headquarter, Üniversiteler Mahallesi Dumlupınar Bulvarı No:159 Çankaya

A ceremony will be held to celebrate IDDR 2017 in the ECO Region. The main objective of this event to raise awareness in ECO Region about the Sendai process, including target B. The event is intended to raise visibility of ECO and its DRR profile among stakeholders and partners.

Target audience

Expected attendees of the event are representatives of ECO Member States, officials from regional and international organizations, the media, local communities, and Ankara-based UN agencies. 

Tentative programme

  • 10:00 - 10:15: Opening remarks by Dr. Mehmet Gulluoglu, Head of AFAD

  • 10:15 - 10:30: Remarks by Mr. Seyed Jalaledin Alavi Sabzevari, ECO Deputy Secretary General

  • 10:30 - 10:45: Video message from UNISDR

  • 10:45 - 11:45: Roundtable on "Reducing the number of affected people" at regional level

  • 11:45 - 12:00: Group photo

  • 12:00 - 12:30: Reception

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