Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR

 

It is an honour to be here with you today for the 2nd Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction, a key event the continuing building of political commitment of the European region to implement The European Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction. I would like to take the opportunity to recognize the personal engagement of His Excellency, President Ivanov, in hosting this important Forum meeting and giving much of his time to us today.I thank Dr.Pande Lazarevski, the current Chair of the European Forum, for the work he and his team have made to prepare for this key event.

 

Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR