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Press release – Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters

In the context of Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters, will take place on March 12 2019, in Bucharest.

The conference is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Romanian General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations and provides a framework for debate and exchange of good practices regarding resilience to natural disasters. At the same time, the Conference aims to facilitate the identification and development of cooperation models between states in order to reduce the effects of global warming.

The agenda of the conference includes two debate sessions on building resilience to natural disasters and climate change and security and a presentation and demonstration session on the challenges in building resilience to natural disasters – the case of Romania.

The event will take place at the Palace of Parliament (Str. Izvor 2-4, entrance C1, Room Nicolae Bălcescu), in Romanian, English and Frech (simultaneous translation).

The press conference will take place in Room Nicolae Iorga.

The preliminary program of the conference is in the appendix.

ACCREDITATION

The access of journalists to the conference is allowed only based on the media accreditation available on the website of the Romanian Presidency to the Council of the European Union https://accreditation.romania2019.eu/

The deadline for accreditation is March 8, 2019.

Accreditation badges can be collected only at the Palace of Parliament – the Accreditation Center of the Palace of Parliament – the Accreditation Center of the Romanian Presidency at the EU Council, located at the S2 entrance (Bucharest, Str. Izvor 2-4),

In order to collect your accreditation badge, you need to present the accreditation approval and your ID or passport.

Who’s who

Program

Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters

Palace of the Parliament of Romania

Room Nicolae Bălcescu

(Bucharest, 12 March 2019)

9.00-10.10 Official Opening (translation FR, EN, RO)

Mr. Teodor Meleșcanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania

Mrs. Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General OIF

Mr. Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General CARICOM

Mr. Ralph John Regenvanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Vanuatu

Ms. Francine Baron, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Dominica

Mr. Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Burkina Faso

Ms. Paola Albrito, Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Europe

10.10-10.30 Familly photo
10.30-12.45 Plenary/Open debate – Best practices and lessons learned in building resilience to natural disasters

Moderator: Mr. Florin Vladu, Advisor adaptation programme, UNFCCC – TBD

Mr. Everly Paul Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Antigua &

Barbuda

Mr. Mamadi Touré, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Guinea

Mr. Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Guyana

Ms. Darnelle Worswick, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health, Palau

Mr. Johannes Luchner, Director for Disaster Preparedness and Prevention in

DG ECH, European Comission

Mr. Jean-Pierre Ndoutoum, Director, Institut de la Francophonie for sustainable development

11.00-11.30 Press conference of Teodor Meleșcanu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania and Louise Mushikiwabo,  Secretary General OIF – Room Nicolae Iorga
14.00 – 16.00 Presentation and demonstration – Challenges in building resilience to natural disasters; the case of Romania

Mr. Raed Arafat, Secretary of State/Head of the Department of Emergency Situations at Ministry of Internal Affairs

Mrs. Tatiana Proskuryakova, World Bank, Country Manager for Romania and Hungary

16.00-17.30 Plenary/Open debate – Climate Change and Security

Moderator: Mr. Asif Zaidi, Senior Advisor, Crisis Management Branch, United Nations Environment Programe

Mr. Abdu Razzaq Guy Kambogo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Gabon

Mr. Peter Charles David, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Grenada

Mr. Mark Antony Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  St Kitts and Nevis

Mrs. Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, Minister with responsibility for External Affairs of Santa Lucia

Ms. Mounia Boucetta, Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Marocco

Ms. Paola Albrito, Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Europe

17.30-18.00 Conclusions  – Dan Neculăescu, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania

 

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