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UN official calls on Asia-Pacific region to reduce disaster risks

from Voice of America

A regional economic meeting in Bangkok is focusing on helping Asia's economies become more resilient to natural disasters and financial shocks. A senior U.N. official warns weak accountability and poor governance are undermining such efforts. U.N. Under Secretary General Noeleen Heyzer says more accountability is needed, given growing threats from natural disasters and the impact of human-caused crises in the Asia Pacific region. more


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