Media Advisory - Closing Press Conference: Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

OTTAWA, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, will hold a press conference at the conclusion of the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

4:00 p.m. EST

Palais des congrès de Montréal – Room 512G
201 Viger Street West
Montréal, Québec

Journalists must register in-person and present valid media credentials at the conference registration desk 30 minutes prior to the event. The registration desk is located in the Viger Hall on the second floor.

The closing press conference will be webcast live at

Follow on social media: @UNISDR_Americas (available mostly in Spanish) and @Safety_Canada by using the hashtag #SendaiAmericas. You can also follow the discussion on Facebook (


SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

For further information: Public Safety Canada, Tel.: 1-613-991-0657, Email:; Global Affairs Canada, Summits and Official Events, Office of Protocol, Tel.: 1-343-203-2398, Email:; The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Humberto Jaime, Communications Manager, UNISDR - The Americas, Email:


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