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MIKTA efforts on strengthening international disaster response laws

December 9, 2015, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Hosts: Mexico, Mexican Red Cross, Indonesia, Indonesian Red Cross Society, Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea National Red Cross, Turkey, Turkish Red Crescent Society, Australia, Australian Red Cross

Languages: English

Where: room 7/8


The five countries of MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia) come from diverse cultures and regions. Yet, they share core values and similarities. They are strategically located and strongly linked to their surrounding regions in all aspects.

Global experience has shown that managing international assistance operations is becoming increasingly complex. The absence of a specific domestic regulatory framework can make it very difficult for an affected state to properly oversee, regulate and facilitate the entry of life-saving relief. Ad hoc approaches, hastily devised in the wake of a catastrophic disaster, have often led to the lack of coordination and the arrival of inappropriate or poor quality relief. They also frequently result in unnecessary restrictions, delays and expenses hampering the right aid, just when it is most urgently needed.

MIKTA countries have comprehensive rules or procedures in place related to international disaster assistance and they would like to share their good practices and experience in legal preparedness to manage potential future international disaster response.

Against this backdrop, the Side Event aims to:

  • Introduce the IDRL guidelines;
  • Share best models/frameworks;
  • Discuss:
    • How technical assistance can be best provided;
    • How regional platforms can be used to make progress on IDRL;
    • Whether a global framework for IDRL should be targeted.

It is believed that the side event will also be a useful opportunity to discuss the progress made so far and to share the views on the Resolution of the 32nd Conference on Strengthening Legal Frameworks for Disaster Response, Risk Reduction and First Aid.

This post is also available in: French, Spanish, Arabic


December 9, 2015
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Event Category:


Room 7/8
The International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland