Ratification of Headquarters Agreement (HQA) between India and CDRI approved

Ratification of Headquarters Agreement (HQA) between India and CDRI approved

Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the ratification of the Headquarters Agreement (HQA) signed between the Government of India and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).

Headquarters Agreement (HQA)

  • The Cabinet on August 28, 2019 approved the setting up of the CDRI with a subsidiary secretariat at New Delhi.
  • On June 29, 2022, the cabinet will facilitate recognition of CDRI as an international organization and grant of exemptions, immunities and privileges to CDRI under Section-3 of the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947.
  • Based on this, CDRI will be given the status of an independent and international legal organization (Legal Persona), so that it can perform its functions internationally and more efficiently.

Coalition for Disaster Resilience Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • The CDRI was launched by the Prime Minister of India on September 23, 2019 during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
  • CDRI is a global partnership of national governments, United Nations agencies and programs, multilateral development banks and the financial system, the private sector, academic and knowledge-based institutions.
  • It aims to make infrastructure systems resilient to climate and disaster risks, so as to ensure sustainable development.
  • CDRI currently has 31 countries, 06 international organizations and two private sector organizations as members.

Source – PIB

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