The Head of Department at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk ReductionMay 11, 2011
The third session is held in Geneva from 8 to 13 May
“Invest today for a safer tomorrow – Increase investment in local action” is the main theme of the third session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Geneve from 8 to 13 May. The Head of Department, Franco Gabrielli, held his intervention today, 11 May, at the "Science meets Practice"Side Event.
168 Governments, NGO's and international organizations, experts and academicians participate to the event to discuss about their experiences during emergency and how to prevent them.
The Head of Department explained his proposal at the Global Risk Modeling Initiative – the global risk prevention model, presenting the Italian Civil Protection System concerning rescue and assistance, and also during prevision alert, prevention and mitigation activities of natural and man-made risks.
During his intervention, Franco Gabrielli highlighted how disasters know no borders, e.g. the recent disaster that struck Japan, and how an international global model is requested.
The global risk prevention model would allow the sharing of uniform, stardardized and internationally agreed methodologies and tools, to study risks concerning a large class of natural and man-made hazards.
The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a bi-annual event organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction - Unisdr, the international organization that manages, at global level, the application of principles and measures og the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015.
The document was adopted by 168 Member States of the United Nations in 2005 at the World Disaster Reduction Conference, which took place in 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.
The Hyogo Framework for Action pinpoints multi-sector and integrated National Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction as main tools for carrying out its contents.
The Global Platform 2011 represents the first occasion of meeting in 5 years for the participants of Hyogo Conference.
To this end, the Department managed the presentation of the Mid-term review last 9 March in Rome, where a discussion on future applications of the plan was also held.