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  • Webinar: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic - parliamentary action to reduce risks, increase resilience and strengthen emergency preparedness Inter-Parliamentary Union
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
    World Health Organization


    Date: 28 Apr 2020
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Webinar: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic - parliamentary action to reduce risks, increase resilience and strengthen emergency preparedness

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR ONEA & GETI)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Type: Training Course Date: 28 Apr 2020 Location: Online event

Building on the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) collaborates with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in organizing a webinar for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff on the role of parliaments in health security, emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction. The target audience is parliamentarians and parliamentary staff from all regions (by invitation only).

The webinar is scheduled for the 28th April 2020, at 14h00 in Geneva, 19h00 in Bangkok, and at 21h00 in Seoul.

The speakers are:

  • Mr Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary-General
  • Ms Mami Mizutori, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General
  • Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme; 
  • Ms Loretta Hieber-Girardet, Chief of UNDRR Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Moderator)

For more information please contact Ana Cristina Thorlund, UNDRR Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) and Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) at undrr-incheon@un.org

The webinar is part of a series initiated by UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) with WHO and supported by UNDRR Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It will build on the ongoing collaboration of WHO and the IPU.

Event website: https://www.undrr.org/event/undrr-geti-ipu-and-who-webinar-lessons-covid-19-pandemic-parliamentary-action-reduce-risks



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