UN to coordinate Early Warning System for Indian Ocean

Delegates gathered here today have pledged their support to create a regional early warning system in the Indian Ocean emphasizing the importance of international and regional cooperation. Experts agree that such a warning system could have saved thousands of lives when last month’s tsunami disaster struck claiming up to 200,000 lives.
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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