ACCESSIBILITY AT UNOG A A A A The United Nations in the Heart of Europe

Director-General Participates in Event marking International Day for Disaster Reduction

Director-General Participates in Event marking International Day for Disaster Reduction

12 October 2012

The Director-General participated in an event marking International Day for Disaster Reduction on the theme of "Women and Girls - the [in]Visible Force of Resilience". The Director-General noted that when it comes to natural disasters and fostering a culture of prevention, women and girls can and should take the lead in shaping their own futures. He also recognized their critical role in supporting the United Nations development agenda.