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HFA National Reports

National Report 2007: No report submitted

National Report 2006: No report submitted

National Report 2005: No report submitted

National Report 2004: National Report in Preparation for the WCDR - Mexico (Spanish)

National Platform:

No National Platform reported

HFA National Focal Point:

Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED)

(National Centre for Disaster Prevention)

Secretaría de Gobernación

Av.Delfín Madrigal N.665 Col.Pedregal de Santo Domingo. Coyoacán, CP 04360

México D.F.

Contact person:

Ing. Roberto Quaas Weppen, General Director

Tel: +(52-55) 5606-2043 direct/ 5606-7809 ext.17001, Fax:+(52-55) 5606-1608



Alternative contact person (technical focal point):

Biólogo Jorge Díaz Perea, Subdirector de vinculación y gestión institucional

Tel: +(52-55) 5606-2043


Other Contacts

Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva


His Excellency Mr. Luis Alfonso De Alba

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Permanent Representative

Address: Avenue de Budé 16 (7th Floor), 1202 Geneva

Tel: +41 22 748 07 07, Fax: +41 22 748 07 08



UN System Coordination


UN Resident Coordinator

Mr. Magdy Martínez-Soliman


UN Inter-Agency Support

Ms. Muriel Obón, Coordination Officer

UN Country Team

Mrs. Marion Hoffman: Representative,UNHCR

Mr. Axel Van Trotsenburg: Director and Representative, World Bank

Mr. Jorge Mattar: Director a.i., ECLAC

Mr. Marcos Brujis: Regional Manager, CFI

Mr. Carlos Elis: Oficial in Charge, CST-UNFPA

Mr. Norman Bellino: Representative, FAO

Mr. José Manuel Martínez: Representative, UNODCCP

Mrs. Loretta Martin: Regional Director, ICAO

Mr. Amerigo Incalcaterra: Representative, OHCHR

Mr. Miguel del Cid: Director, ILO

Mr. Kai Bethke: Representative & Regional Director for Mexico, UNIDO

Mr. Philippe Lamy: Representative, OPS/OMS

Mr. Enrique Leff: National Coordinator, PNUMA

Ms. Dolores Franco: Chief of Unit, UN-HABITAT

Mrs. Jadranka Mihalic: Director, UNIC

Mr. Magdy Martínez-Soliman: Resident Coordinator / Resident Representative, UN System / UNDP

Mr. Luis Tiburcio: Director, UNESCO

Mrs. Susana Sottoli: Representative, UNICEF

Mrs. Teresa Rodríguez: Regional Programme Director, UNIFEM

Ms. Paola Gómez: Coordination Assistant, RC Office

Mr. Arie Hoekman: Representative, UNFPA

Ms. Muriel Obón: Coordination Support, RC Office


Civil Protection General Coordination

(Coordinación General de Protección Civil)

Armando Ulises Barbosa López, Coordinador Jurídico

Tel. +52-55-5128 0201


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Global / International Issues

(Dirección de Temas Globales, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores)

Consejera Socorro Flores Liera, Encargada de Temas Globales

Tel. +52-55-3686-5699 /3686-5628

E-mail: sflores@sre.gob.mex

Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations

(Misión Permanente de México ante Naciones Unidas)

Victoria Romero

Tel. +41-22-748-0724 (ext. 733)


Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED)

(National Center for Disaster Prevention)

Address: Av. Delfín Madrigal No. 665. Col. Pedregal of Santo Domingo. Coyoacán, CP 04360, Mexico D.F.

Tel: (+52 55) 5424-6100, (+52 55) 5606-8837



The primary responsibility of CENAPRED is to support the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) in the technical requirements that demand its operation.

It conducts research, training, implementation and dissemination about natural phenomena and anthropogenic that could cause disaster, as well as actions to reduce and mitigate the negative effects of such phenomena, to help better prepare the population to deal with them.

Under the SINAPROC, their main goal is: "To promote the application of technologies for disaster prevention and mitigation; impart vocational and technical training on the subject, and disseminate preparedness measures and self-protection among Mexican society exposed to the contingency a disaster."

Comisión Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS)

(National Commission on Nuclear Security and Safeguards)

Department of Telematics and Information Systems

Dr. Jose Ma. Barragan. 779, Fourth Floor, Cologne Narvarte, Delegation Benito Juarez,

C. Q. 03020. Mexico, D. F.

Tel: 5095-3200, Fax: 5095-3295


Country profile:

Official Name: United States of Mexico

Capital: Mexico City

Population: 102 million

Density: 51.7 people per sq km

Total area: 1,972,550 sq km

Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages.

Government: Presidential democracy

Rural population: 24.8% of total

Official language Spanish

The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century. The nation continues to make an impressive recovery. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON.

Source: UNDP - Human development report 2004 CIA - The World Factbook 2004

Natural Hazards:

Tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coasts.

Climate change

Progress towards the implementation of the HFA

HFA P1 - Make Disaster Risk Reduction a Priority

HFA P2 - Risk identification and EWS

HFA P3 - Knowledge and education

HFA P4 - Reduce Risk

National Climate Change Strategy; 2007

Intersecretarial Climate Change Committee; Mexico, May 2007

In keeping with Basic Indicator 1 of HFA Priority 4 (See indicators of progress): Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change.

HFA P5 - Preparedness and response

Other Areas:

Mexico’s Fund for Natural Disasters (FONDEN) was established in 1996

Other Documents

Catastrophic Risk Management in Mexico

Dr. Ariel Yépez (IADB)

Presented at the ACS High-Level Conference on Disaster Reduction in the Greater Caribbean

Saint-Marc, Haiti; November 2007

Risk Management of Natural Disasters in Mexico

Flores-González, C.G; University of Karlsruhe

Information of National Civil Protection System for Children (Spanish)

CNSNS Functions (Spanish)

Mexico City Disaster Profile 2006; 3CD City Profiles Series - Current Working Document

Web Links

The Ministry of Government of Mexico (SEGOB) (Spanish)

National Civil Protection System (Spanish)

National Disaster Risk Atlas (Spanish)

Secretary of the National Defense (Spanish)

Secretary of Health

Radiological External Emergency Plan (Spanish)

National Commission on Nuclear Security and Safeguards (Spanish)

Procuratorate Federal Protection of the Environment (Spanish)

EM-DAT: Mexico EM-DAT Profile

Mexico's MDG Profile

Mexico's National Climate Change Website (Spanish)

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