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International seminar on the role of local governments in disaster prevention and mitigation 23-25 April, 1996

Jointly organized by the Municipality of San Jose, Costa Rica and the Union of Capital Cities of Ibero-America with the support of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), and of that country's National University (UNA) and the National Emergency Commission (CNE), an international seminar was held between 23 and 25 April 1996 on the Role of Local Governments in Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

The goal of the seminar was to raise the awareness of municipalities and local governments concerning the need to develop well-defined disaster prevention and response policies. It brought together municipal decision-makers and technical staff from Spain and 10 countries in Latin America. Panelists included representatives of the PAHO/WHO Disasters Program, the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) Secretariat, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and CEPREDENAC.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Cecilia Bolaños Loría, Apdo. 5102- 1000 San Jose, Costa Rica, tel. (506) 255-2850.