Sixth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
The Sixth (VI) Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas was held in Cartagena, Colombia from June 20 to 22, 2018. More than 1,300 participants were in attendance, representing all levels of government, academics, Indigenous peoples and civil society. The main objective of the three-day session was to discuss the ways in which stakeholders could promote the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015-2030, notably by exchanging experiences in implementing the Regional Action Plan (link to web page), signed in March 2017 in Montréal, Québec.
The Cartagena Declaration was issued during the Regional Platform. The Declaration recognized the need to strengthen national and regional disaster risk reduction platforms, to continue to implement the Regional Action Plan, and encourage Member States and other stakeholders to attend the upcoming Global Platform for Disaster Risk Management to be held from May 13 to 17, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Jamaica is scheduled to host the Seventh (VII) Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean in 2020.
For more information on the Regional Platform, please consult the United Nations website.
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