A future global agreement on disaster risk reduction?

pubil«Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.

“The aim is simple: to leave a more resilient world to future generations,” Mr. Ban told high-level representatives of Member States attending a briefing on the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held next year in the Japanese city of Sendai.

The main item on that agenda is agreement on a new post-2015 global framework for disaster risk reduction which will succeed the current Hyogo Framework for Action created in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami.»

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Source : UN News Centre