First G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group meeting begins in Gujarat
The first G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group meeting was held under India's G20 chairmanship in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India from 30 March.
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The meeting was inaugurated by Dr PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and Devsingh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications.
Five priority areas have been identified for the meeting, including an early warning system for all, resilient infrastructure and reform of the national system for financing disaster risk reduction.
The meeting serves as a call to the global community to come together and work towards a stronger future against the devastation caused by disasters.
Around 100 delegates from G20 member states, invited countries and nine international organisations participated in the three-day event.
Two side programs have been planned on "Early Warning System" and "Disaster Resilient Infrastructure".
The event also provides an opportunity to the delegates to experience the cultural heritage of Gujarat.
About the G20
It is an international forum of the world's leading economies established in 1999.
Its primary objective is to promote international financial stability and sustainable economic growth.
The G20 serves as a forum to discuss and coordinate policies related to a wide range of economic and financial issues such as trade, investment, employment, energy and climate change.
Member Secretary of National Disaster Management Authority - Kamal Kishore
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