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Official name
Republic of Paraguay
Southern Cone
6 704 000
(2021 data)
Official languages
Paraguayan Guarani
Disaster Law Contact Person
sophie.teyssier |

In 2015, a seminar on International Disaster Response Law was held in Paraguay, addressed to the National Society key personnel, the National Emergency Secretariat and other government entities. In the same year, a bill was drafted to introduce a law to establish facilitation of international disaster relief operations and initial recovery assistance. In 2016, lectures on disaster law were given at Paraguayan universities at the El Cabildo cultural center in Asunción.

In 2018, the Sendai Framework National Implementation Plan 2018-2022 (Plan Nacional de Implementación del Marco Sendai 2018-2022) establishes as part of the 2022 goals to strengthen national laws and procedures on international cooperation, based on the Guidelines on the Facilitation and National Regulation of International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance (IFRC’s IDRL Guidelines). The 2022 target considers the creation of a coordination and integration body for the organization of international cooperation in emergency or disaster situations, coordinated by the SEN and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.