CITYNET Secretary General and Mayor of Banda Aceh on UN TV Debate-Cities at Risk
CITYNET Secretary General, Mary Jane C. Ortega and Mr. Mawardy Nurdin, Mayor of Banda Aceh, Indonesia spoke at the Informal Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on Disaster Risk Reduction which aims to strengthen the understanding of how to reduce risk and exposure to disasters through effective investment policies and practices and sustainable urban management. They participated in the panel discussion 'Cities at Risk - Addressing the Challenges of Disaster Risk in Urban Settings,' moderated by Ms. Zeinab Badawi, host of BBC's 'Hardtalk'.
It is envisioned that these discussions and the President’s Summary of the thematic debate will help inform the third session of the biennial Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Geneva, May 2011) and contribute to the substantive definition of priority actions and focus areas for the implementation of the HFA in its remaining four years.
To view the webcast: Cities at Risk - UN TV