rp23 Proceedings
The eighth session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP23) was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from Tuesday 28 February to Thursday 2 March 2023.
Closing ceremony RP23
Held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, more than 1,000 people attended the first in-person RP forum since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an additional 2,000 people following events virtually.
Ministerial declaration
In the declaration, ministers and officials acknowledged that disasters are socially constructed and disaster risk reduction is crucial for sustainable development and climate change adaptation.
Ministerial Meeting RP23
Researchers and officials from across the region highlighted the need for people-centric, youth-focused and non-formulaic recovery plans that included the input of the communities in which they are implemented.
rp23 day 2
Local and federal government officials and other stakeholders emphasized the importance of innovative policies and multisectoral coordination in risk governance.
day 1 rp23
The issue of representation and inclusion in disaster risk reduction across the Americas and the Caribbean was discussed in depth.
RP23 opening
From today until 2 March 2023, delegations from countries across the region will gather in the resort city of Punta del Este, Uruguay, to exchange experiences and facilitate decisions to implement the Regional Plan of Action.
For this edition of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean, a prominent role will be given to the agenda of science, technology and the promotion of the effectiveness and coverage of early warning systems.