Resilience is about being ready

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February, 2018 – Quito, the host city of Habitat III where the New Urban Agenda was adopted, has to be ready for a broad range of natural hazards, according to Mayor Mauricio Rodas, speaking today at the World Urban Forum.

The session organised by UNISDR and UN-Habitat focussed on implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the New Urban Agenda and SDG11 on resilient cities and communities.

Political commitment to disaster risk reduction was a challenge as actions for resilience were not always seen as beneficial to politicians’ interests. The session concluded with the presentation to participants of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign Handbook for Local Government Leaders which is available to download on the UNISDR website.

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