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Pakistan: Statement to the United Nations 66th General Assembly thematic debate on disaster risk reduction

A statement by Pakistan on the linkages between public investment and risk reduction. Issues addressed: (i) the primary issue in managing the risk arising from earthquakes, drought, deteriorating eco-systems, and degrading land stems from natural hazards, such as climate change, and effective implementation of national rules and regulations; (ii) the need for forging greater institutional efforts and resources towards a strong early warning system, especially considering the devastating 2011-12 floods in Pakistan that particularly affected vulnerable persons; (iii) the increasing problem of urban risks, which can be reduced by identifying and helping the most vulnerable persons, seeking support from the community, rehabilitation efforts that focus on long-term recovery, and food risk management; (iv) the damage caused by global warming to Pakistan's environment, such as increased drought, increased flooding, change in the supply of fresh water; and (v) a national strategy that gives a high priority to earthquakes, droughts, flooding, wind storms, and landslides.

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Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Early Warning, Environment, Food Security & Agriculture, Governance, Recovery, Urban Risk & Planning, Vulnerable Populations, Water
  • Hazards:Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide
  • Countries/Regions:Pakistan

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26337

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