Posted in Issue 95 April 2004 Member Countries
A series of activities marked the 30th anniversary of the creation of Chile’s National Emergency Office (ONEMI). The anniversary culminated in an international meeting in March on the importance of risk management as a factor in sustainable development. National disaster organizations from throughout the Americas and civil protection agencies emphasized the importance of overall risk management rather than the exclusive focus on of disaster response. Achieving this requires broadening the scope of participating organizations and civil society so that scientific and technological advances, complement sectorial programs on risk reduction, and disaster preparedness and response. Visit www.onemi.gov.cl for more information.