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The video "From Sandoz to Sendai" has been launched at the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, 13 October 2017. Different faces of the community highlight the linkages between the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and convey their messages to authorities, operators, the public, and all relevant stakeholders. Read more.

At the occasion of the launch of the video, Mr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction underlines that “the Industrial Accidents Convention plays a key role in supporting the implementation of one of the main hazards covered under the Sendai Framework i.e. man-made and technological hazards. It does that mainly through encouraging Parties to identify potentially hazardous activities to be able to target preventive measures, preparedness and response and by providing a governance mechanism for regional cooperation to address transboundary disaster risk reduction”

English Version

The film on the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention shows the “United Nations in action” in the field of industrial safety. In his  introductory message to the film, the former United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon stresses that while the Convention has been successful, "more needs to be done". Read more