On May 22-26 to Cancun, Mexico passed the Global platform on disaster risk reduction of 2017 organized by the government of the United Mexican States and UN Bureau on disaster risk reduction. It is the first world conference on disaster risk reduction after acceptance of the Sendai framework programme in 2015.
The center within operation of the Global platform participated in a row of plenary sessions, including the Regional session for the countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus on which V. Petrov reported on the operation done by Centre. The center participated in working sessions “Critical Infrastructure”, “Insurance of Risk”, “Information on Risks of Creation of the Database on Losses”, “Lowering of Vulnerability of the Countries”, “Risk Management of Disasters”.
May 26 The center made the official statement for intention to develop cooperation in the region of Central Asia and South Caucasus, to promote interaction of the interested structures for disaster risk reduction and also to appear as the coordinator on implementation of the Sendai framework programme.
During the working visit Cancun the Director Centra V. Petrov carried out a row of double-sided meetings.
The meeting with Paola Albrito, the head of regional office of UN Bureau on disaster risk reduction for the countries of Europe took place. At a meeting P. Albrito and V. Petrov sounded the principal achievements of cooperation between Centre and BSRB UN. The sides discussed the upcoming joint events on the basis of Centre on training of trainers on monitoring of implementation of the Sendai framework programme. It is planned to prepare and train 5 trainers from the countries of Central Asia which in subsequent will extend knowledge and techniques among experts experts from public authorities and other interested organizations in the countries.
At a meeting with the International organization of civil defense the secretary general V. Kuvshinov expressed readiness to cooperate with Centre and to jointly organize training of experts in the sphere of civil defense.
The director Centra held meetings with Asian center on lowering of disaster risks (Kobe, Japan), with Asian center of readiness for disasters (Bangkok, Thailand) at which intentions about further cooperation were resumed and new plans of implementation of the general actions in the Asian countries are made.
Recently assigned Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia D. Tonoyan at a double-sided meeting with V. Petrov was acquainted with Centre activities, its main tasks and a possibility of interaction and an involvement in operation Centre.