Photo by UNISDR Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (left) and Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (right) listen as Ms. Margareta Wahlström, head of UNISDR (centre left), speaks at a session on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction chaired by Prof. Mieczysław S. Ostojski, Director-General of the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management and Permanent Representative of Poland at the World Meteorological Organization (centre right)

Early warning must make sense


Mr. Michel Jarraud, director-general of the UN agency, told the WMO congress that clarity in early warning was essential as the world moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international accord adopted at a conference in Japan in March. 'Disaster risk reduction is a top WMO priority,' Mr. Jarraud said...

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