32nd International Conference: Commission E, Session 2

“Strengthening legal frameworks for disasters and emergencies"

This session will address progress and opportunities in strengthening legal frameworks for disasters and emergencies. This will include an appraisal of progress thus far in the implementation of the “Guidelines for the domestic facilitation and regulation of international disaster relief and initial recovery assistance,” as adopted by the 30th International  Conference in 2007, noting the main factors for success, opportunities and remaining challenges.

It will also look to the role of domestic law in promoting disaster risk reduction, in particular with regard to relevant commitments in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It will finally highlight findings about gaps in domestic law related to the promotion of training and delivery of first aid by laypersons.

Wednesday 9 December, 13:30–15:30, Room 1 (1st floor)
(English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian)

Chair: Mr. Fabrizio Curcio, Head of the Italian Civil Protection

Rapporteur: Mr. Robert Kwesiga, Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross

  • Signing ceremony for a new MOU on cooperation between UNDP and IFRC
  • Panel on legal frameworks for disasters and emergencies


  • Fine Tuitupou-Arnold, Secretary-General, Cook Islands Red Cross
  • Florika Fink Hoojier, Director of Strategy, Policy and International Co-operation, ECHO
  • Bernardo Castro, Chief of Cabinet, National Emergencies Office, Chile
  • Izumi Nakamitsu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator, Director of Crisis Response Unit, UNDP
  • Pascal Cassin, Head, Red Cross Red Crescent First Aid Reference Centre

More information

Start Date : 09 December 2015 13:30
End Date : 09 December 2015 15:30
Location : CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Region : - Global -
Areas of activity : Disaster law

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