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close this bookDisasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 64 - October, 1995 (PAHO-OPS, 1995, 8 p.)
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Upcoming meetings

January 1996

A seminar and workshop on "Disaster Prevention in Guatemala" will be convened in Guatemala City from 31 January to 2 February 1996 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 1976 earthquake in that country. Monitoring seismic activity, seismic resistant construction, and aspects of disaster response will be addressed. The meeting is being sponsored by the School of Engineers of Guatemala, the National Emergency Committee and CEPREDENAC. For more information please contact Mr. Enrique Molina, Colegio de Ingenieros de Guatemala, 7 Ave. 39-60, Zona 8. Guatemala City, Guatemala; Tel: (502-2) 713-195; Fax: (502-2) 724-224; e-mail:

April 1996

The Government of the Netherlands. International Union of Local Authorities, the European Union, and UN/DHA are sponsoring the 2nd International Conference, "Local Authorities Confronting Disasters and Emergencies" in Amsterdam from 22 to 24 April 1996, to provide an opportunity to discuss joint approaches to response and review recent developments in emergency planning and crisis management: For information, please contact: Eurocongres Conference Management, Jan van Goyenkade 11, 1075 HP Amsterdam, Netherlands; Tel: 3(0)20/ 6793411; Fax: 31 (0)20/673-7306.

Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas is the Newsletter of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization. The reported events, activities and programs do not imply endorsement by PAHO/WHO, nor do the statements made necessarily represent the policy of the Organization. The publication of this Newsletter has been made possible through the financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (OFDA/AID).

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