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CDRI inks deal with govt; to be global, independent body | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday signed the headquarter agreement with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in the national capital, a move that will accord CDRI the status of an independent and international legal entity.
It will enable the institution to pursue functions globally with all rights, immunities and privileges, as per the United Nations (Privileges & Immunities) Act, 1947. The agreement w as signed by ministry of external affairs joint secretary Noor Rahman Sheikh and CDRI director general Amit Prothi.
Addressing the event, principal secretary to the PM and co-chair of the CDRI’s governing council P K Mishra said, “It is a landmark moment for CDRI to be recognised as an independent international organisation, with a charter endorsed by 31 countries and eight international organisations in less than two years.”
Veena Reddy, USAID I ndia mission director, said climate change is an immediate threat that undermines development, exacerbates global inequality, and increases water and food scarcity.
The US government i s partnering with our co-chair India and other CDRI member countries and institutions to improve the resilience of infrastructure to climate and disaster risks globally.
“This is a momentous milestone that wi ll further enable CDRI to work closely with member countries to address the unique and pressing challenges posed by climate change and foster disaster resilient infrastructure globally,” Amit Prothi said.

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