UN to run disaster reduction workshop in Tehran 

April 22, 2019 - 1:11

TEHRAN- The United Nations will run a training workshop titled “Monitoring the Sendai Framework and Assessing Losses in Disasters and Incidents” in Iran from April 22 to 24.

The workshop is organized by UN Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) in cooperation with UN office in Tehran. 

The United Nations Information Center in Iran has announced that the workshop will be held on disaster reduction and within the framework of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). 

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) is an international document which was adopted by UN member states in March 2015. 

It aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years.

According to the report, experts from the Planning and Budget Organization, the National Crisis Management Organization and other relevant ministries and government organizations will attend the three-day workshop.

The workshop is running at a time that the efforts are joined all over the country to reduce the damages caused by recent flash flood. 

Extreme rainfall, starting on March 19, has caused flooding in 28 out of 31 provinces affecting 42,269,129 inhabitants in 253 cities and causing widespread damage to municipal facilities, including roads, sewage systems, health centers, hospitals, etc.