This Friday, Venezuela highlighted the strength of its disaster risk prevention system at the United Nations.
This was reported by the Venezuelan mission at the UN, which this Friday participated in a meeting of the multilateral organization dedicated to reviewing the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
In this sense, the Venezuelan representation explained that at the meeting they highlighted the strength of the country’s disaster risk prevention system, “recently evidenced by the work of the “Simón Bolívar” Humanitarian Task Force in Chile, Turkiye and Syria in 2022, and its national deployment in the face of climate emergencies”.
The information supplied via Twitterpointed out “Venezuela participates in the General Assembly Meeting on the Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.”
At the meeting, the Venezuelan delegation denounced that the imposition of more than 900 unilateral coercive measures hinder national plans for disaster prevention.
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 offers Member States a series of concrete actions to avoid disasters, refers to the UN.
It was adopted by UN member countries between March 14 and 18, 2015, during the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan.
The Sendai Framework recognizes that the primary role of reducing disaster risk rests with the State, but it is a responsibility that must be shared with other actors, such as local governments, the private sector and other interested groups.