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7th ECO International Conference on Disaster Risk Management to be held in Gabala

7th ECO International Conference on Disaster Risk Management organized by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan with an initiative of Economic Cooperation Organization is going to be held in Gabala, Azerbaijan on June 4-5, 2014.

Heads and representatives  of  government authorities responsible  for emergency management from ECO Member States as the Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan, representatives from UN, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCAP, UNOCHA,  German Federal agency for technical relief (THW), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), JICA, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Asian Disaster Reduction Center, ECO Regional Center for risk management of natural disasters, University of Freie, Central Asian Institute of Applied Geosciences International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, German Red Cross, Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society are expected to participate in the Conference. 

The main purpose of  above mentioned event is to enlarge joint cooperation between relevant authorities of  ECO Member States and international organizations cooperating closely with ECO in the field of civil defence, protection of population and territories against natural and man-made disasters, prevention and elimination of their consequences.

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