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UN designates Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water

Han Seung-soo was appointed Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water.

On 19 December 2013, the United Nations appointed a Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water who will support the United Nations’ work on water related disaster risk reduction. Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea has formerly served as his country’s Prime Minister between 2008 and 2009 and as President of the 56th session of the UN General Assembly in 2001.

This appointments particularly relevant given the advancements being made on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda to follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

According to information from the UN's Secretary General Ban’s spokesperson, Mr. Han also previously served as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Climate Change and “has deep understanding of climate change and its impact on the frequency and intensity of water related disasters.”

Publishing Date: 

24/12/2013

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