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EF re-elected to UNISDR ARISE Board


Manila (Philippines), 29th November, 2017

ARISE, the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, today held its annual general meeting of the under the auspices of UNISDR, the United Nations International Secretariat for Disaster Reduction.

The meeting was held this year in the Philippines representing today “one of the most significantly exposed countries in the world to these hazards – volcanic, seismic, tsunami, extreme weather – all of which create huge impacts – loss of lives, the economy…” said Dr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Dr. Carlo Papa, from Enel Foundation, was re-elected to UNISDR ARISE Board and in a speech given during the Top leaders forum – a conference convened by the UNDISDR and the local private sector to find concrete measures to make businesses more disaster-resilient - highlighted the private sector's critical role and commitment in building more resilient societies.