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Closing statement by Dr. Robert Glasser at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference

29 January 2016

'The ideas that I have heard in the summaries and in my conversations with you over the past few days have inspired me. The vision that you are projecting here can motivate a new generation of scientists, help public and private sector to set research priorities or signal opportunities for research and development of new technologies', said Dr. Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for DRR in his closing statement at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference...



With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the SDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.