Media Advisory Article from  Public Safety Canada

Media Registration is Open for Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

Media can now register for the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas (RP17), which will take place in Montreal, March 7 to 9, 2017. While every effort will be made to accommodate all media onsite, space is limited and priority will be given to media who register in advance. Registered and accredited media will have the opportunity to engage delegates throughout the event.

The RP17, hosted by the Government of Canada in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), will bring together some 1,000 delegates from 35 countries and 20 territories in the Americas. Public officials, governmental and non-governmental, private sector, Ministers, academics and Indigenous representatives will discuss opportunities to reduce disaster risks in the region and to meet commitments set in the United Nations’ Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

Media are invited to attend RP17 to know more about Canada and the Americas’ regional priorities, including commitments made to improve national, hemispheric and international resilience. The RP17 will focus on identifying how governments, civil society leaders, technical and scientific institutions, the private sector and media can work together toward building capacity in the region and to meet the targets of the Sendai Framework.

Plenary sessions, side events on disaster risk reduction, a Photographic exhibit, and a Marketplace will all be held during the RP17, and are open to accredited media (some exceptions apply). A Press Conference area and Media Centre will be available onsite.  

A detailed media itinerary will be shared with registered media closer to the event.

To know more about the RP17, please visit:

To attend the RP17, please register before February 17, 2017 here: The organizing committee will review all applications. In the days following the application, media representatives will be informed via email on the status of their request.

Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas:
Tuesday, March 7 – Thursday, March 9, 2017

Palais des congrès de Montréal
201 Viger Street West, H2Z 1X7
Montréal, Québec

Media Relations
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
Tel.: 1-613-991-0657

Global Affairs Canada
Summits and Official Events, Office of Protocol
Tel.: 1-343-203-2398

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Humberto Jaime
Communications Manager, UNISDR – The Americas

Follow on social media: @UNISDR_Americas (available mostly in Spanish) and @Safety_Canada by using the hashtag #SendaiAmericas. You can also follow the discussion on Facebook.

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