Thanks to the sponsorship of the Republic of Ecuador through the Secretariat of Risk Management and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the support of the Advisory Council of the RP14*, we expect to exceed the participation of the previous Session with more than 400 participants from 37 countries, who will be sharing achievements, commitments and proposals on DRR and resilience building.
Hence, government representatives at regional, national and local level; international, intergovernmental, non-governmental and community organizations; scientific and academic institutions; private sector, donors and media, are cordially invited to save the date from 27 to 29 of May, 2014 and participate in the various activities planned for the RP14.
We will start sharing further details through the UNISDR regional website www.eird.org in the following weeks.
Head of the regional office - The Americas UNISDR
Ecuador is located in the northwest of South America and is crossed by the equatorial line. It is divided into four regions: Amazon, Andes, Coast and Galapagos. It is one of the 17 most diverse countries.
The Ecuadorian coast allows travelers to experience attractive experiences such as a varied gastronomy and exciting activities of adventure in a unique region that goes along the Pacific Ocean.
Beaches, savannas and international trade centers such as Guayaquil -the largest and most populated city of Ecuador-, are characteristic of the Coast. Read more about Ecuador
Previous Session, Chile 2012
At the close of the III Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the Americas, held in Santiago de Chile in November 2012, participants agreed commitments and mechanisms for DRR and resilience building, which were reflected in the "Communique of Santiago: Investing for Resilience".
Read more about the RP12