Director-General of AFAD at the Global Platform in Geneva 29 May 2013
( May 21 & 23 2013, Geneva)
Director-General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY attended to the fourth session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Turkish delegation led by Director General of AFAD and consists of AFAD's specialists, affiliated organization's representatives, academics and NGOs has also participated in the session.
Organized by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and hosted in Switzerland, The Global Platform meets governments, local administrations, NGOs, politicians, academics, entrepreneurs and scholars to discuss disaster risk reduction developments in the light of Hyogo Framework for Action and disaster risk reduction plans.
On his presentation Dr. Fuat OKTAY introduced Official Declaration of Turkey and its relation to Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). Mr. OKTAY highlighted the successful developments in disaster management in Turkey in line with the declaration. Director-General of AFAD also shared the experience of Turkey in disaster management gained in tragic disasters in the past and reiterated Turkey's commitment to HFA2 process as HFA ends in 2015. At the Platform, Dr. Fuat OKTAY attended to Governments and Risk Reduction in Disasters panel and spoke about the projects AFAD's carrying out with other public institutions and organizations.
Director-General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY held bilateral meetings with Margareta WAHLSTRÖM, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, Rashid KHALIKOV, Director of OCHA Geneva, Rudolf MULLER, Chief of Emergency Services Branch of OCHA, Neil Buhne, Director of the Geneva Liaison Office of UNDP's Joaqin TORO, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist at The World Bank and Marcus ZIMMERMAN, Consultant and emphasized the value of cooperation.
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