“Revealing Risks, Redefining Development”

June 1, 2011

Mr. President,
As we observe World Environment Day this week, I rise to bring to the attention of this august chamber the main messages of the recently launched 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction of the United Nations, which aims to reveal risks and redefine development.
The world has been seeing the worst, biggest and deadliest disasters over the years – the floods in Pakistan, the earthquakes in Haiti, China and Chile, and the triple tragedy in Japan. […]

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