The Multi-Hazard early Warning Conference will also feed into to the UNISDR 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Moon Palace Resort located in Cancún, Mexico. The Conference will also feed into to the UNISDR 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which will take place at the same venue.
The word Cancún comes from the Mayan words kaan kun, meaning "nest of snakes". Cancún is an important tourist destination and resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, located in the State of Quintana Roo, 370 km south from the capital of the state, Chetumal, and 1 668 km from Mexico City. It is served by the Cancún International Airport.