The XVI Meeting of the INSARAG Americas Regional Group as well as the IV Consultation meeting on the emergency response cooperation mechanism of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, were held in Guayaquil, Ecuador from 29 November to 1 December 2017.

The meeting was hosted by the Secretariat of Risk Management of Ecuador and co-organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in its capacity as INSARAG Secretariat and UNDAC system manager.

A total of 44 participants from 21 countries and OCHA participated it the meeting.

The chairman summary, with its annexes, including the list of participants, can be found below. 

Chairman summary