Why cover the RP23?

The VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean has brought together the region’s best minds on disaster risk reduction and the most senior officials in charge of mitigating disasters. Moreover, it has been an opportunity for countries and organizations to share good practices and exchange ideas on how to address challenges in light of increasing risks in a complex world. Journalists from around the region are welcome to register and attend the RP23, both to learn about the latest issues in DRR and to share what they learn with their audiences.

The RP23 includes ministerial sessions and an onsite media center for use by journalists. Accredited journalists are invited to attend briefings by experts, a closing summary session and have the chance to participate in media visits.


How to cover the RP23?

Registration is open for both in-person and virtual attendance.

Simply select “RP23 Media Registration” when you enter the registration portal. Please note that on-site accreditation is not available.

If your registration is approved, UNDRR will issue a media accreditation document. The Government of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay will email you an invitation letter if needed for VISA. You have to submit both the accreditation document and invitation letter with your visa application if you wish to attend in person in Punta del Este.


Registration and accreditation

Conference badges are essential for all journalists to gain access to the Regional Platform venue. Only one badge is needed to cover all RP23 sessions for the duration of the conference.

Including all sectors in Disaster Risk Reduction is a priority for the UNDRR Americas and Caribbean Regional Office. A Network of Journalists for Disaster Risk Reduction is in formation. Access the form to be part of our network!

UNDRR has developed a series of tools for media professionals reporting on disasters and examples of resilience. Statistical data, expert contacts and monitoring tools can be found on the web. Access the website here.



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