Emergency Assistance and Disaster Risk Management Task Force

In order to implement the UPU's 2016 Istanbul Congress decisions on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Emergency Assistance (C 24/2016 (work proposal 20) and recommendation 14/2016 proposed by Japan), the UPU Council of Administration (CA) in December 2016 approved the creation of the Emergency Assistance and Disaster Risk Management Task Force (EA–DRM TF) under CA Committee 5 (Cooperation and Development).

The deliverables of the EA–DRM TF are the following:

  1. Technical assistance model for DRM (methodology, structure, functioning, financing and governance)
  2. Validation and certification process in the field of DRM
  3. Funding mechanism and fundraising strategy for the Emergency and Solidarity Fund