Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Cancun, Mexico, 24-26 May 2017
"It's my pleasure to extend a cheerful welcome to you all to Mexico and the Fifth Global Global Platform in 2017. As host country our desire is to fulfill your expectations. We are convinced that all sectors, communities of interest and constituencies, together will move forward to make a reality the opportunities outlined in the Sendai Framework for a better disaster risk informed and prepared world. We are currently working arduously for your visit and hoping that you will enjoy our centuries of traditions, flavors, colors, cultural diversity, recreational sites and hospitality. The road to the Global Platform in Mexico is yours and starts now! "
"UNISDR is grateful to Mexico for hosting this important gathering in Cancun. We hope to encourage all UN member states to follow the example of Mexico and others by going beyond disaster management to tackle the risks which drive disaster losses, including poverty, unplanned urbanization, environmental degradation and poor risk governance."
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