31 July 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – As different parts of the world experience an increased impact of natural disasters, there is a need for stronger disaster management. UNITAR’s Local Development Programme is organizing the International Forum “Enhancing resilience to disasters in Latin America”, in collaboration with CAF –Development Bank for Latin America– and Chile’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning. 

The Forum, to be held in Santiago, Chile on 27-29 August of 2013, aims to build an international platform to exchange knowledge and best practices on disaster risk reduction and resilience of cities. Furthermore, the Forum is open to key decision makers working with DRR related activities at the national and local level.

Register before 12 August 2013 at: www.unitar.org/event/resiliencia