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UNITED NATIONS AND NATO

   
photo: ACPDR archives


United Nations (UN)


The United Nations (UN) play an important role in the field of protection against natural and other disasters, both in preventive activities and in preparedness and response or coordination of international rescue/ humanitarian operations.

In the field of disaster prevention and preparedness, the Administration of the RS for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, is national focal point and coordinator of the activities within the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and implementation of the new framework for disaster risk reduction in the next fifteen-year period, that is, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. ACPDR also acts as the Secretariat of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Further information on the activities of the UNISDR Office are available at www.unisdr.org.

In the area of disaster response, the Administration of the RS for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief cooperates with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in coordinating the provision of assistance during major disasters in other countries, and in the organization of education and training. Further information on UN OCHA is available at www.unocha.org. Web application at www.reliefweb.int

Since 2002, Slovenia is also a party to the UN Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, the aim of which is to increase preparedness and coordinated response to industrial accidents to prevent their cross-border effects (further information is available at: www.unece.org/env/teia/welcome.htm). Part of the duties arising from the Convention is performed by the Ministry of Defence, the Administration of the RS for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief.

Administration of RS for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief as a coordinator of activities in the Ministry of Defence under the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and the Second Protocol to the Convention from 1954 (further information at: www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/movable-heritage-and-museums/armed-conflict-and-heritage).


North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO


Within NATO, the field of protection against natural and other disasters is dealt with as part of Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) activities. The Administration of RS for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief is involved in activities related to the support of national authorities in managing natural and other disasters and emergency situations, support to countries in protecting the population against attacks by means of mass destruction, consulting military authorities as regards the support to civilian structures and capabilities, and cooperation with partner countries.

For the collection and exchange of information on disasters in the area of Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the coordination of assistance to the affected countries, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) was established in 1998. Its contact point in Slovenia is the Notification Centre of the Republic of Slovenia within the Administration of the RS for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief. Further information is available at: www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_49158.htm.