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Feliks Tsolakyan met Mami Mizutori, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva

14:36 / 14.05.2019

On May 14 Minister of the Emergency Situations of RA Feliks Tsolakyan met UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori in the framework of the sixth conference on "Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction" in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the meeting Minister Feliks Tsolakyan pointed out the significant role of the UN Disaster Risk Reduction office in institutional capacity development; as a result, Armenia promotes the formation of the resilience culture to carry out the Sendai framework and sustainable development goals.

Feliks Tsolakyan confirmed the active involvement of Armenia in Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction, continuous efforts to localize the process of the Sendai monitoring tools at national and community levels.

According to the Minister UN Disaster Risk Reduction office should support Armenia to activate and develop cooperation with other countries and donor organizations and to localize the electronic database of the disasters in Armenia.

Mrs. Mizutori expressed her willingness to render support both in consultation and in the exchange of international experience within her power.

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction shared her impression on the visit to Armenia and expressed her delight regarding on the great activities implemented in the field of Disaster Risk Management in our country.

At the end of the meeting both sides expressed their satisfaction for the fruitful cooperation and hoped for its continuation.

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