SELA and MERCOSUR to hold workshop on strategic guidelines for disaster risk management in Argentina

mayo 29, 2023
SELA and MERCOSUR to hold workshop on strategic guidelines for disaster risk management in Argentina

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) will hold the "Workshop for the development of strategic guidelines for disaster risk management in Latin America and the Caribbean" on 6 and 7 June with the purpose of making progress in the preparation of a Protocol for integrated disaster risk management. 

The activity will be carried out jointly with the Directorate for Political Affairs of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), the Argentine Agency for International Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance - White Helmets - of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina (MRECIC), the MERCOSUR Political agreement and Consultation Forum, as well as the Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Integrated Disaster Risk Management of MERCOSUR (RMAGIR).

This workshop will provide a space for the dissemination of the diagnosis prepared by SELA and La Red on disaster risk in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be the basis for the identification of these strategic lines of action. The document aims to disseminate the observations, opinions, and inputs from the focal points of the region on the possibility of having a common framework on the subject of IDRM in the socio-economic aspects that they promote. 

This meeting aims to lay the foundations for the integration and participation of national disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies as a contribution to the systematisation and identification of universally accepted and shared standards to increase and strengthen the resilience of Latin American and Caribbean nations and communities to disaster risk. 

Disaster risk management is one of the issues that SELA addresses in its Work Programme for 2022-2026, with the objective of establishing regional structures that contribute to the reduction of vulnerabilities, the effective response to emergency situations and the care of the most vulnerable populations to extreme natural phenomena, through social protection systems.