Europe and integrated risk management
Motion for a resolution
| Doc. 12679
| 30 June 2011
- Sir Alan MEALE,
United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Gagik BAGHDASARYAN,
Armenia, ALDE ; Ms Oksana BILOZIR,
Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Olena BONDARENKO,
Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Jim DOBBIN,
United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Joseph FALZON,
Malta, EPP/CD ; Mr Valeriy FEDOROV,
Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Andreas GROSS,
Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Jean HUSS,
Luxembourg, SOC ; Ms Francine JOHN-CALAME,
Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI,
Georgia, EPP/CD ; Ms Christine MARIN,
France, EPP/CD ; Mr Bernard MARQUET,
Monaco, ALDE ; Mr Grigore PETRENCO,
Republic of Moldova, UEL ; Mr Oleksiy PLOTNIKOV,
Ukraine, SOC ; Ms Maria STAVROSITU,
Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Valeriy SUDARENKOV,
Russian Federation, SOC ; Mr Latchezar TOSHEV,
Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Egidijus VAREIKIS,
Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS,
This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only those who have signed it.
Recent humanitarian crises caused by disaster situations have
raised new challenges, in particular in relation to the protection
of the basic human rights of disaster affected populations and victims
at times of disasters.
Whilst the concept of human rights protection is widely acknowledged
as a crucial element of humanitarian strategies at times of emergency
and disaster situations, the longer-term aspects linked to the promotion
and definition of a human rights-based approach in disaster prevention
and reduction are not properly taken into account.
The Parliamentary Assembly refers to the "Hyogo Declaration"
and the "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience
of Nations and Communities to Disasters" adopted by the World Conference
on Disaster Reduction, held in Japan in January 2005, which are
an essential guide for implementation of the International Strategy
for Disaster Reduction.
Disaster risk reduction is our first line of defense against
climate change and an effective strategy for promoting climate change
adaptation at the international, national and local levels.
Such an all-hazard approach demands a high-level of co-ordination
across government, political and private sector bodies.
Therefore, the Assembly calls on member states to:
- adopt a national strategy and
put in place the requisite institutional frameworks and arrangements
that mainstream disaster risk reduction into governmental policy;
- enhance political commitment to disaster risk reduction
and translate this into development investments and resource sharing
at the regional level;
- introduce disaster risk reduction in the basic education
systems, local government programs, and national and local youth
- encourage private sector and civil society organisations
to contribute their expertise in risk management to support national