2 weeks Good disaster risk management needed – UN Manilatimes |World
BANGKOK: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that without good disaster risk governance, bad situations only get worse. “Bad situations only get worse without good disaster risk governance,” the UN chief said in a message commemorating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which falls on October 13. With nations facing multiple crises simultaneously and a dramatic rise in extreme weather events in recent decades, the secretary-general called for strengthening disaster risk governance, to build a safer, more resilient world. Noting that disaster risk isn’t the “sole responsibility” of local and national authorities, Guterres highlighted the ... more