ORGANIZER(S): Federal Foreign Office
Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 11 Jun 2013 Location: Germany (Berlin)
The Federal Foreign Office of Germany organized a conference on disaster preparedness on 11 June 2013 in Berlin, Germany to find answers to the question "How can preparedness for disasters and humanitarian emergencies be improved?".
The conference recommended 7 essential points to improve disaster preparedness. In addition, Principles and Recommendations for Disaster Preparedness have been compiled from a series of workshops and meetings to serve debates on a new global framework for disaster risk reduction post 2015. See outcomes of the conference.
More than 120 representatives from 39 countries and 22 national and international organizations including EU (ECHO), IFRC, OECD, the United Nations Agencies (FAO, UNOCHA, IACS, UNISDR, WFP, WHO), CARE Germany, Caritas Internationalis, DKKV, GermanRed Cross, Johanniter Unfallhilfe e.V., Malteser International, Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision, Deutsche Post DHL, GIZ, GESI attended the Conference. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle opened the Conference together with Valerie Amos, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator.
Event website: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/33663