Statement by the President of the Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Dr. Gjorge Ivanov   

Geneva, 10 May 2011

Statement by the President of the Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and the World Reconstruction Conference

 

 

 

“…Disaster risk is a reality of today, and a real threat for tomorrow. A threat that can be solved only by fulfilling the commitments and numerous pledges our governments have taken in past decades. It is the most important responsibility of this generation to hand over a less vulnerable world to generations to come, just as Noah did for mankind on the summit of biblical Mount Ararat.


With this thought in mind, let me recall Einstein’s wisdom when he said: “We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” It is up to this generation to adopt a different mindset so we can hand over a safer world to our children….”

Official Statement of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia delivered by Dr. Pande Lazarevski   

Geneva, 8-13 May 2011

Official Statement of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia delivered by Dr. Pande Lazarevski, National Coordinator for Implementation of the National Platform for DRR - Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and the World Conference on Reconstruction

 

 

 

 

“…Understanding that “sustainable development, poverty reduction, good governance and disaster risk reduction are mutually supportive objectives”, the Republic of Macedonia developed its National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Based on a holistic system approach, the Macedonian model is dedicated to effective and efficient risk reduction by integrating all available and relevant capacities and resources. Guided by this methodologically consistent approach, networks were formed comprised of all national, regional and local governmental and non-governmental stakeholders committed to prevention….”

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