The Permanent Mission of Mexico in Geneva and OCHA organized a Side Event, “One Year after the World Humanitarian Summit: Istanbul Achievements and Sendai Principles” at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 22-26 May in Cancun, Mexico. 

The event brought together representatives of Mexico, Japan and Turkey, countries that were fully engaged in the development and promotion of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Agenda for Humanity, all hosting the international conferences in their countries, assuming the role of “driver for change”. OCHA introduced the linkage between Sendai and Istanbul, promoting partnerships in emergency preparedness and response. IFRC spoke of innovative approaches, such as forecast-based financing, as part of emergency preparedness and funding.

A consultative version of the Words into Action (Sendai Implementation guide) on “Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response” was also launched at the Global Platform for DRR. Feedback is requested for the next two months, to UNISDR: http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53347.

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Jesper Lund, ESB Chief, opening the Side Event, “One Year after the World Humanitarian Summit: Istanbul Achievements and Sendai Principles” at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico.