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Seminar on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Management was held

On September 18, 2019 Seminar on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Management was held together by the Ministry of Emergency Situations, European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) of the Council of Europe and the International Organization for Migration Mission to Azerbaijan. The main aim of the seminar was to bring together international partners, government agencies, stakeholders, representatives of civil societies and local NGOs, and experts of the countries with leading and specific practice and knowledge on protection and promote of human rights of persons with disabilities and inclusive approach to them.

Deputy minister of emergency situations lieutenant-general Etibar Mirzayev opened the event and said that the seminar will be an effective forum for presentation of the results of EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement and other international and national arrangements in this field and defining the needs of the persons with disabilities and difficulties, the persons as well as migrants, refugees and IDPs with disabilities face.

The secretary executive of the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) of the Council of Europe Gianluca Silvestri, head of UNICEF Mission to Azerbaijan Edward Carwardine, head of the International Organization for Migration Mission to Azerbaijan Vladimir Grigoriev expressed their gratitude for the organization of the seminar and spoke about its importance.

Paralympic athlete Zinyat Valiyeva underlined the great importance of the event and emphasized the significance of the projects implemented by the Azerbaijani government for solving the problems of the persons with disabilities.

Lectures on “Survey of the current situation in the field of protection of persons with disabilities from threats in Azerbaijan,” “International advanced practices, projects and tools for protection of persons with disabilities from threats” were heard and views were exchanged on the most appropriate scenario for Azerbaijan for protection of vulnerable groups from threats.

The seminar will end on September 19, 2019.

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