Chile National Platform

After the earthquake and tsunami of February 27, 2010, an inter-agency mission of experts from the United Nations Office was formed to evaluate the implementation process of the Hyogo Framework for Action in Chile. Their work resulted in the diagnostic report entitled "The Situation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Chile", which proposed 75 recommendations.

The report places in first place the "need to formulate a national policy for DRRM through a multisectoral, inter-institutional process that involves all actors in the public, private and civil society sectors, also inviting their respective translation through a national plan that considers the territorial particularities".

For the execution of this task, the former National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Safety (ONEMI) considered as a priority recommendation No. 24 of the report related to the "establishment of a National Platform for DRR through an inter-sectoral and inter-institutional coordination mechanism in which the main actors related to DRR participate". Its effective conformation took place in 2012.

In its Regulations, the National Platform is defined as a high-level committee with national and international recognition, mainly formed by State ministries and dependent services, organized civil society, the scientific community, and the private sector; whose objective is to incorporate Disaster Risk Reduction in a cross-cutting manner in policies, planning, and development programs, in accordance with the implementation of the international frameworks in force in these matters.

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