Press Release: Harnessing ICTs to save lives: Emergency telecommunications in disaster management

ITU’s Second Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications opens in Kuwait City

Kuwait City, 26 January 2016 – The Second Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications: Saving Lives opened today in Kuwait City, welcoming leaders from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family.

The Forum provides an opportunity for policy makers and other participants to debate and adopt concrete strategies on how information and communication technologies can help implement the Sendai Declaration and Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and mitigate the effects of climate change in line with the Paris Agreement, adopted by the climate change conference in December 2015.

For full text see: www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/04.aspx

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