Q. With reference to the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), consider the following statements:
1.It is an intergovernmental organization with the objective of promoting the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks.
2.The policies, standards and other outputs of CDRI would be binding on its members.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] .2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
  • CDRI is a multi-stakeholder global partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and academic and knowledge institutions. It is not an intergovernmental organization, which is ordinary treaty-based organization.
  • Envisioned as a partnership, the CDRI is not organized around the notion of rights and obligations. However, national governments that endorse the Charter and become a member of the CDRI have a key role in setting its substantive agenda as well as in its governance. It may be noted that the policies, standards and other outputs of CDRI would not be binding on its members.