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OPENING PLENARY SESSION - 14 november 2023

Video Messages

Greetings from United Nations organizations

Tshilidzi Marwala

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations / Rector of the United Nations University

Mami Mizutori
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
Qu Dongyu

Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO

Elena Manaenkova

Deputy Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization WMO

Greetings from scientific organizations

Motoko Kotani

Vice-President for Science and Society of the International Science Council ISC

Mustafa B. Shehu

President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations WFEO

Chris Rizos

President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics IUGG

Welcome messages from host organizations in Italy

Nello Musumeci

Minister for Civil Protection

Gilberto Pichetto Fratin

Minister of Environment


Soichiro Yasukawa

Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction Unit at UNESCO

written Messages

Paolo Canuti

UNESCO Chairholder prevention and sustainable mitigation of geo-hydrological hazard

Lidia Brito

Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO

Anna Maria Bernini

Minister of University and Research

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