Currently, the priority is prevention. Although we cannot always predict when, where or how a catastrophe will occur, what we can do is be prepared and be alert at all times.

Three decades after the tragedy of 1985, Mexico is now better prepared to respond in a swift, timely and efficient manner to any eventuality. Achieving this has been the result of work by society as a whole.

President Peña Nieto therefore presented the National Civil Protection Prize 2015 to men and women, social organizations and civil servants who have contributed to creating conditions of greater security and protection for Mexican families.

During this event, the President highlighted the fact that Mexico was chosen to host the Global Platform for Reducing Disaster Risk in 2017, in recognition of its institutional development, and the contributions our country has made to the world as regards civil protection over the past 30 years.