The Regional Consultation Workshop on Disaster Law and the Central Asia Regulation on the Regional Emergency Response Coordination Mechanism was held

On December 5, 2023 the Center jointly with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies organized and held the Regional Consultation Workshop on International Disaster Response Law (IDLR) and the Central Asia Regulation on the Regional Emergency Response Coordination Mechanism, approved by the decision of the Regional Forum - Meeting of the Heads of Emergency Authorities of Central Asian countries on November 5, 2021 in Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan.

The event was attended by representatives of emergency authorities of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as international organizations involved in humanitarian activity, such as UN agencies (UNICEF, UNDRR, UNDP, UNHCR, OCHA, UNICEF, WFP, WHO), World Bank, CAREC, and also representatives of the national Red Crescent Societies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Germany, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

During the workshop representatives of the emergency authorities of Central Asian countries and humanitarian organizations discussed the preliminary recommendations of the international expert Dr. Carlo de Stefano according to the results of the research regarding the effective implementation of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Emergency Response in Central Asia based on the content of the Regulation and Guidelines for the IDRL and emphasized the relevance of the study for developing the necessary steps to achieve this goal.

In addition, the workshop participants noted the importance of the creation, on the basis of the CESDRR of a Regional Humanitarian Coordination Center for the states of Central Asia, capable of coordinating the activities of key participants in responding to emergency situations and providing international humanitarian assistance, operating for 24/7 and capable to monitor and share information about a threat or occurrence of emergency situations in the shortest possible time to Central Asian states.