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ООН Надежный партнер Часть 1 

Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia and South Caucasus

MEDIA ADVISORY / PRESS BRIEFING

Tuesday 12 July 2016,

Hyatt Regency, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Recent development in the Central Asia and South Caucasus region has been impressive. Fewer people live in poverty and many more have improved their lives. However, the increasingly negative impact of disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and drought, is placing much of this progress at risk. Disasters are already costing Central Asia and the South Caucasus dearly. Thousands of lives and billions of dollars have been lost over the past decade.

On Tuesday 12 July in Dushanbe, the Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan – along with ministers from the host country plus high-level officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – will be meeting to strengthen their regional cooperation to better protect these development gains.

They will be joined by Dr. Robert Glasser, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction as well as other senior delegates from various development sectors and partners, including international organizations.

This important discussion will be guided by recommendations of how to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in the region. The Sendai Framework is a global plan adopted by governments last year to save lives and protect livelihoods. If it is effectively implemented in Central Asia and South Caucasus the region will benefit from a more resilient and sustainable future.

Key times:

09.00-09.45: Opening of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Main Meeting Room)

17.30-18.30: Press conference (Brussels Meeting Room)

Speakers:

Hon. Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Tajikistan

Mr. Rustam Nazarzoda, Chairman, Committee of Emergency Situations, Government of Tajikistan

Dr. Robert Glasser, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

Contact:

Andrew McElroy (UNISDR) mobile +66826674886 (mcelroy@un.org)

Hyatt Regency Hotel: Tel: +992 48 702 1234

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