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Declaration of Panama surrounding Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector of Latin america and the Caribbean (available in Spanish only)

This Declaration was signed during the Regional conference on disaster risk reduction in the education sector, held in Panama City, Panama from 12-14 October 2011. Signed by Ministers of Education from Belize, Ecuador, Guatemala and Venezuela, as well as by delegates in representation of Ministries of Education from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and Grenadines; as well as by honourary witnesses on behalf of the regional offices of UNICEF, UNISDR, Plan Internacional, UNESCO, Save the Children, RET, World Vision and USAID/OFDA. This Declaration reflects a committment to promoting actions aimed at reducing risk in the education sector and guaranteeing the right to education in emergency and disaster situations.

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