OSCE: Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Water Governance are Priorities

Published: October 13, 2015; 18:30 · (Vindobona)

The experience and knowledge of local communities are crucial to effectively reduce the risks of disasters, Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council Ambassador Vuk Žugić and OSCE Secretary General Ambassador Lamberto Zannier said today, on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

Žugić and Zannier "The experience and knowledge of local communities are crucial to effectively reduce the risks of disasters." / Picture: © Wilson Center Washington DC

Knowledge about disasters helps us reduce risks and improve security, say OSCE Permanent Council Chair Žugić and Secretary General Zannier

Recalling this year’s theme, Knowledge for Life, Žugić said that traditional and local knowledge are key to reducing risks and enhancing preparedness, thereby improving security and building resilience.

“Given the impact…

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