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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Take up the ‘noble pursuit’ of disaster risk reduction


 
By Andy McElroy
BEIJING, 12 May 2017 – Young researchers in China have been urged to take up the ‘noble pursuit’ of applying science and technology to save lives and protect livelihoods from disasters.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, called on students at Beijing Normal University to develop scientific evidence that informs policy and action to prevent and reduce disaster risk and losses.

Read more: http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53044 





Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, calls on students at Beijing Normal University to take up the 'noble pursuit' of disaster risk reduction (Photo: UNISDR) 





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