Disaster Risk Reduction Meeting Jolted by Cyclone Pam

Environment News Service: Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu just as UN officials and insurers gathered in Japan this week for a long-planned conference on disaster risk reduction. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the cyclone "tragically underscored" the importance of global efforts on disaster risk reduction. Thousands are attending the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which runs through Wednesday. They are expected to agree on a new framework for managing......

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