Official Statements

Official Statements from the Forth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Official Statements

Official Statements from the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Closing Statements and Commitments

Speaking Order Details Statement
Mr. Thomas Loster Chairman, Munich-Re Foundation Watch
Mr. Yoshitami Kameoka Secretary for Disaster Management, Cabinet Office, Japan Watch
Ms. Margareta Wahlström Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Watch
Mr. Martin Dahinden Ambassador, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) Watch
Ms. Tosca Puno-Ramos City Councilor, Makati City, Philippines Watch

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Opening Statements

Speaking Order Details Statement
Mr. Martin Dahinden Ambassador, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) Watch
H.E. Mr. Ueli Maurer President of the Swiss Confederation Watch
Mr. Jan Eliasson United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Watch
H.E Mr. Marco Mukoso Hausiku Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia Watch
H.E. Ms. Nikki Kaye Minister of Civil Defence, New Zealand Watch
H.E. Ms. Marisa Helena Nascimento Morais Minister of Home Affairs, Cape Verde Watch
Hon. Graciela Ortuzar Mayor of Lampa, Chile Watch

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Country Statements

Statement By Details Statement
Afghanistan Dr Mohammad Daim Kakar Director General ANDMA, Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) Read Watch
Algeria Mr Tahar Melizi Delegue National, Delegation Nationale aux Risques Majeurs Read Watch
Argentina H.E Gabriel Fuks President of White Helmets Commission, Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (CCB) Read Watch
Armenia H.E Armen Yeritsyan Minister, Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES Armenia) Read  
Australia H.E Peter Woolcott Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Australian Permanent Mission Read Watch
Austria Prof Michael Staudinger Executive Director, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) Read Watch
Bangladesh Mr A H Mahmood Ali Minister, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) Read Watch
Belarus H.E Vladimir Vashchenko Minister, Ministry for Emergency Situations Read Watch
Benin Hon Sabi Moussa Soule Depute, Assemblée Nationale Read Watch
Bhutan Mr Namgay Wangchuk Director General, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs - Bhutan (MOHCA) Read Watch
Bolivia Mr René Oscar Cabrera Coca Viceministro de Defensa Civil, Ministerio de Defensa del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia Read Watch
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ms Zeljana Zovko Advisor for foreign affairs Office of the Chairman of Council of Ministries Read  
Brazil Mr Humberto Viana Filho National Civil Defense Secretariat, National Secretariat for Civil Defense Read Watch
Burkina Faso Dr Ragma Alain Dominique Zoubga Ministère de l'Action Sociale et de la Solidarité Nationale Read Watch
Cambodia H.E Norith Ma Advisor to NCDM, National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Read Watch
Cameroon Dr Jean Pierre Nana Director of civil protection, Ministère de l'Administration Territoriale et Décentralisation (MINATD) Read Watch
Canada H.E Elissa Golberg Ambassador and Permanent Representative, permanent Mission of Canada Read Watch
Chile Mr Ricardo Toro Director Nacional, Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (ONEMI) Read Watch
China H.E Li Jiang Vice Minister, Ministry of Civil Affairs Read Watch
Colombia Mr Carlos Marquez General Director, Colombia - government Read Watch
Comoros Mr Djae Ahamada Deputy & Vice President, National Assemble of Comoros, Comoros - government Read Watch
Congo, Dem Rep of the H.E Charles Naweji Mundele Ministère des Affaires Sociales, Action Humanitaire et Solidarité Nationale Read Watch
Congo, Rep of the H.E Henri Djombo Ministre, Ministère de l'Économie Forestière et de l'Environnement Read Watch
Cook Islands Mr Charlie Carlson Director, Emergency Management Cook Islands (EMCI) Read Watch
Côte d'Ivoire H.E Kouadio Adjoumani Ambassadeur, Représentant Permanent, Mission Permanente de Côte d'Ivoire Read Watch
Cuba Mr Ramón Pardo Guerra Jefe / General de División, Estado Mayor Nacional de la Defensa Civil de Cuba Read Watch
Denmark Mr Einar Hebogard Jensen Head of Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs Read  
Dominican Republic Ms Rhaysa Lucia Martinez Duran Directora General, Ministerio de Economia, Planificación y Desarrollo Read Watch
Ecuador Ms Maria Del Pilar Cornejo De Grunauer Secretaria Nacional, Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos (SNGR) Read Watch
Egypt Mr Osama Singer Director , Crisis management and Disaster Risk Reduction Sector, Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center, Crisis Mangement and DRR Sector (IDSC) Read Watch
El Salvador Mr Jorge Antonio Meléndez Lopez Secretario Presidencial para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director General de Protección Civil, Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres Read  
Ethiopia H.E Mitiku Gutile State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Read Watch
Fiji Mr Inia Batikoto Seruiratu Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forests, Provincial Development and National Disaster Management. Read Watch
Finland H.E Päivi Kairamo Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Finland Read Watch
France Mrs Patricia Blanc Directrice générale de la prévention des risques, Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement (MEDDTL) Read Watch
Georgia Ms Nino Sharashidze First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia (MOE) Read Watch
Germany Ms Ina Ruth Luise Lepel Deputy Director-General for Global Affairs, Federal Foreign Office Read  
Ghana Mr James Agalga Deputy Minister of the Interior, Ministry of Interior Read Watch
Guatemala Mr Alejandro Maldonado Secretario Ejecutivo, Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED) Read Watch
Haiti H.E David Basile Ministry of Interior, Haitian Government Read Watch
Honduras H.E Díaz Arrivillaga Embajador y Representante Permanente, Permanent Mission of Honduras Read Watch
India Mr Ashok Mangotra Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Read Watch
Indonesia H.E Syamsul Maarif Chief/Minister of National Agency for Disaster Management, National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Read Watch
Iran, Islamic Rep of H.E Hassan Ghadami Deputy Interior Minister and Head of the National Disaster Management Organization, National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO) Read Watch
Italy Mr Franco Gabrielli Head of Department, National Civil Protection Department Read Watch
Japan Mr Yoshitami Kameoka Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office Read Watch
Jordan Mr Jehad Madadha Assitant of director general for human resources, Civil Defence - Jordan Read Watch
Kazakhstan Mr Vladimir Bozhko Minister of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMER) Read Watch
Kenya H.E John Kakonge Ambassador/Permanent Representative Permanent Mission of Kenya Read  
Korea, Rep of Mr Gyejo Kim Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Read Watch
Lao People's Democratic Republic Mr Vilayphong Sisomvang Director, National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Watch
Lebanon Mr Bachir Azzam First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations Watch
Lesotho Mr Samuel Rapapa Principal Secretary - Prime minister's Office, Prime Minister's Office Read Watch
Libya Mr Saleh Alsaleh Deputy of Local government Ministry, Local Government Ministry, Libya - gov (LGM) Read Watch
Malawi Mr James Chiusiwa Read  
Malaysia Hon Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab Secretary, National Security Council Read Watch
Maldives Mr Mohamed Nazim Minister, Ministry of Defence and National Security Read Watch
Mauritania Mr Mohamed Ahmedoua Secretaire General, Ministèr de L'Environnement et du Développement Durable Watch
Mexico Mr Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa Coordinador General, Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil (SINAPROC) Read Watch
Mongolia H.E Dulamdorj Togooch Chief, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Read Watch
Morocco H.E Mohamed Najib Boulif Minister, Ministry of General Affairs & Governance Read Watch
Mozambique H.E Pedro Comissário Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Mozambique Read Watch
Namibia Hon Marco Mukoso Hausiku Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia, Office of the Prime Minister Read Watch
Nepal Mr Navin Kumar Ghimire Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Read Watch
Netherlands, the H.E Lilianne Ploumen Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs Read  
New Zealand Hon Nikki Kaye Minister of Civil Defence, New Zealand Parliament Read Watch
Nicaragua Mr Guillermo Gonzalez Secretario Ejecutivo, Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres (SINAPRED) Read Watch
Niger Mr Saidou Sidibe Directeur de Cabinet, Cabinet du Premier Ministre Read Watch
Nigeria Mr Muhammad Sani Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Read Watch
Niue Mr Richard Hipa Secretary to Government, Niue - government Read Watch
Norway H.E Steffen Kongstad Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva (PM Norway) Read Watch
Pakistan Mr Muhammad Saeed Aleem Head of organization, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Watch
Palestine, State of Mr Mahmoud Issa Director General, General Directorate of Civil Defense, Ministry of the Interior Read Watch
Peru Ms Gonzalez Rodriguez Melva Justina Head, Centro Nacional de Estimación, Prevención y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED) Read Watch
Philippines Hon Honorio Azcueta Undersecretary for National Defense, Department of National Defense Read Watch
Poland H.E Remigiusz Henczel Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to UN in Geneva, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland Read Watch
Qatar H.E Alya Al-Thani Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva Read Watch
Russian Federation Mr Mikhail Faleev Head of the Center, Center for strategic studies (EMERCOM of Russia) Watch
Samoa Mr Safuta Toelau Iulio Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment Read Watch
Saudi Arabia Dr Sameer Ghazi President Deputy For Environmental Affairs, Presidency of Meteororlogy and Environment Watch
Serbia Mr Predrag Maric Assistant Minister and Head of Sector Sector for Emergency Management Ministry of Interior Read  
Singapore Ms Yee Woan Tan Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations Office in Geneva Read Watch
South Africa Ms Modiegi Sethusha Executive Manager: Planning, Coordination and Intervention & Support, Department of Cooperative Governance Read Watch
South Sudan Mr Banak Wal Director General for Disaster Management, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management - Directorate of Disaster Management Read Watch
Spain Mr Carlos Dueñas Molina Deputy Director of Planning, Operations and Emergencies, General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies (Ministry of Interior) Read Watch
Sri Lanka Hon Mahinda Amaraweera Minister of disaster management, Ministry of Disaster Management Read Watch
Sudan Dr Babiker Ibrahim Hamad Undersecretary, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Physical Development Read Watch
Sweden Ms Anna Westerholm Deputy Director-General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Read Watch
Switzerland Mr Manuel Bessler Delegate for humanitarian aid and head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Read Watch
Tajikistan General Abdurakhimov Kh.S. Chairman of Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense Read  
Tanzania, United Rep of Hon Terezya Huvisa Minister of State, Vice-President Office Read Watch
Thailand Mr Pornpoth Penpas Deputy Director-General, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Read Watch
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Mr Dusko Uzunovski Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission Read  
Timor-Leste H.E Jacinto Rigoberto Gomes De Deus Vice Minister of Social Solidarity, Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSS) Read Watch
Togo Hon Dédé Ahoefa Ekoue Ministre, Ministère de l'Environnement et des Ressources Forestières Read Watch
Tonga Mr Ringo Fa'oliu Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Infrastructure (MoI) Read Watch
Trinidad and Tobago Dr Stephen Ramroop Chief Executive Officer, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, the (ODPM) Read Watch
Turkey Dr Fuat Oktay GENERAL DIRECTOR, Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) Read Watch
Uganda Hon Musa Ecweru Minister of State for Relief Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, State Min for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Read Watch
United Kingdom H.E Karen Pierce Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to the United Nations Office at Geneva Read Watch
United States of America Hon Betty King Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United States Read Watch
Uruguay Dr Diego Canepa Prosecretario de la Residencia de la Republica, Presidencia de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay Read Watch
Vanuatu Mrs Florence Kuali Iautu Communication Officer, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) Read Watch
Viet Nam Mr Quang Minh Dang Deputy Director Disaster Management Center Read  
Yemen Dr Khaled Al-Shaibani Chairman Environment protection Authority Read  

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Other Delegation Statements

Statement By Details Statement
ActionAid International (ActionAid) Ms Jessica Faleiro Research and Communications advisor: Resilience, ActionAid - India Read Watch
AECOM Technology Mr Dale Sands Senior Vice President Read  
African Union (AU) Dr Khalil Timamy Head of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Read Watch
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ASB) Dr Alex Robinson Country Director ASB Indonesia Read Watch
Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) Dr Manu Gupta Chairperson Read  
Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dr Marqueza Reyes ASEAN Technical Advisor for Disaster Risk Reduction Read Watch
Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Center (BDPC) Mr Muhammad Saidur Rahman Director Read Watch
BJD Reinsurance Consulting, LLC Mr Bogdan J. Dumitrescu Founding Principal Read Watch
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ms J. Elizabeth Riley Deputy Executive Director Read  
Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) Ms Vanessa Rosales Temporary President, Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE) Read Watch
City of Karlstad Mr Peter Kullgren Vice Mayor, City of Karlstad Read Watch
Council of Europe (COE) Mr Francesc Pla Castelltort Deputy to the Executive Secretary of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement Read Watch
Dannieh Municipalities Union Mr Mohamad Saadie President Read Watch
Disaster and Development Centre, Northumbria University (DDC) Prof Andrew Collins Professor and Director Read Watch
Disaster Management Department of Qom City Mr Mohammad Delbari Mayor Read Watch
Disaster Resilience, L.L.C. Ms Sarah Henly-Shepard Director, Founder, Disaster Resilience, L.L.C. Read  
Duryog Nivaran (DN) Ms Ramona Miranda Team Leader - Communication Read  
Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) H.E Roger Tchoungui Assistant Secretary General Read Watch
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Dr Adrienne Diop Commission Human Development and Gender Read Watch
European Space Agency (ESA) Mr Ivan Petiteville Coordinator Read  
Food and Agricultural Organization Switzerland (FAO Switzerland) Ms Ann Tutwiler Special Representative of the DG to UN Geneva, Food and Agriculture Organisation Read Watch
GEO Secretariat Dr Barbara J. Ryan Director Read Watch
Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) Ms Kate Munro Advocacy Coordinator Read Watch
Gobierno Municipal Autónomo de la Santísima Trinidad Mr Moisés Shriqui Mayor Read Watch
HelpAge International (HAI) DRR & Resilience Advisor Read  
Housing Foundation of I.R.Iran Mr Mohammad Alizamani Head of Reconstruction Planning Depratment Read Watch
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Mr Martin Chungong Deputy Secretary General Read Watch
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Mr Keflemariam Sebhatu Kidane Programme Manager Disaster Risk Management Read  
International Council on Monuments and Sites, International Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICOMOS - ICORP) Mr Christopher Marrion Director, Marrion Fire & Risk Consulting (Member of ICOMOS/ICORP) Read Watch
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Mr Bekele Geleta Secretary-General / CEO Read Watch
International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mr Louis Hoffmann Head, Transition and Recovery Division Read Watch
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Mr James Hardcastle Protected Areas Programme Manager Read Watch
Iranian Construction Engineering Organization, Khorasan Razavi Province Eng Mohammadreza Akhavanabdollahian President Read Watch
Joint Statement on behalf of the UN system Mr Robert Watkins UN Resident Coordinator Read Watch
Kokusai Kogyo Co, Ltd Ms Sandra Wen-Hsiu Wu Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer Read Watch
Krisoker Sor (Farmers' Voice) Mr Zakir Md. Hossain Founder & Chief Read Watch
League of Arab States (LAS) Mrs Shahira Wahbi Chief of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation Read Watch
Macau Disaster Risk Reduction Association (MDRRA) David Marques President of Macau Disaster Risk Reduction Association Read  
Mashhad Municipality Eng Seyed Mohammad Pezhman Mayor Of Mashhad Watch
Munich Re Foundation Mr Thomas Loster Chairman Read Watch
Nablus Municipality Eng Ikhlas Aqel Consultant, Nablus Municipality Read Watch
Nature & Life Savers Association Read  
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Ms Tine Ramstad Head of Advocacy Read Watch
Organization of American States (OAS) V. Sherry Tross Executive Secretary Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) Read  
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) H.E Slimane Chikh Ambassador Read Watch
Parliamentarian Advisory Group for Disaster Risk Reduction Hon Alex Bakunda Byarugaba Chair of the Parliamentarian Forum of Disaster Risk Reduction, Parliament of Uganda Watch
Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) Mr Aris Papadopoulos Chief Executive Officer, Titan America Read Watch
Save the Children International (SCI) Dr Nick Hall Head of DRR and CCA, Save the Children UK Read Watch
Sendai City Ms Emiko Okuyama Mayor Read  
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Mr Singye Dorjee Director-ENB Read Watch
Swiss NGO DRR Platform Ms Nicole Stolz and Ms Nicole Clot Read Watch
Tehran Municipality Prof Hamzeh Shakib Member of Tehran City Council Read Watch
Tohoku University Dr Fumihiko Imamura Professor Read Watch
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters (UNDP) Dr Maxx Dilley Disaster Partnerships Advisor, United Nations Development Programme Geneva (UNDP Switzerland) Read Watch
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Dr Shamika Sirimanne Director Read  
United Nations Environment Programme - Headquarters (UNEP) Mr Henrik Slotte Chief, United Nations Environment Programme Read Watch
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Mr Francesco Pisano Director Read  
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Dr Juan Carlos Villagran De Leon Programme Officer, Head, UN-SPIDER Bonn Office Read Watch
United Nations Office for Project Services - Switzerland (UNOPS) Ms Michelle Boel Krogh Programme Development Officer Read  
United Nations University Institute (UNU) Dr Koko Warner Section Head, Adaptation, United Nations University (UNU) Read Watch
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Mr Oliver Wittershagen Programme Manager Read Watch
University of Canberra Dr Hitomi Nakanishi Assistant Professor Read  
World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Olushayo Olu Disaster Preparedness and Response Focal Point for Eastern and Southern Africa, World Health Organization Read Watch
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Dr Maryam Golnaraghi Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Chief Read Watch
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) Mr Mike Baker Chief Executive Read Watch
World Vision International (WVI) Mr Richard Rumsey Director of Disaster Risk Reduction & Community Resilience Read Watch

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