UN Delegate to Discuss Measures against Natural Disasters in Panama

By Dialogo
January 17, 2013

Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, will discuss actions against natural disasters with Panamanian authorities, an official source reported.

The UN office in Panama said that Ban Ki-moon’s representative arrived for a two-day visit on January 17. Among other activities, Wahlström will meet Panamanian Foreign Affairs Minister Rómulo Roux.

The visit is intended to “reinforce the urgent call” of nations that signed the declaration of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, to implement the framework for action to help reduce the risk of disasters, a key element to achieve sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the UN.