Confab discusses disaster readiness

As published in Vietnamnews on 20/07/2011

HA NOI — Viet Nam needs a more comprehensive legal framework on natural disaster risk management, a conference heard yesterday. Speaking at the launch in Ha Noi of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Development Programme's deputy country director Barnaby Jones said that disasters, such as the recent earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand and floods in Pakistan, had continued to affect the lives of millions of people around the world.

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