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Mr. Yu Yong met with UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

18-01-2019Source:China Meteorological News Press

(news/international) Mr. Yu Yong met with UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

On January 14, Mr. Yu Yong, Deputy Administrator of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) met with Ms. Mami Mizutori, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. Both sides exchanged discussions on topics like disaster preparedness and response to climate change.

Mr. Yu Yong introduced the international collaboration conducted by CMA in terms of disaster preparedness and response to climate change, as well as the construction of WMO Global Multi-Hazard Alert System-Asia (GMAS-A) . He expressed that CMA gives high priority to meteorological legislation construction, ramp up disaster monitoring, forecasting, early warning and service capabilities, form three-dimensional integrated meteorological monitoring network, and improve “Belt and Road” meteorological support and cooperative mechanism.

CMA has conducted work in terms of establishing World Meteorological Center (Beijing), developing GMAS-A, having profound participation in IPCC, as well as promoting meteorological aid projects, proactively carried out cooperation with international organizations, different countries and regions, and elevated disaster preparedness and climate service levels. CMA is willing to engage in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and boost cooperation with related disaster risk reduction bodies of the United Nations.

Ms. Mami Mizutori spoke highly of CMA in terms of forecasting and early warning services, and response to climate change, as well as its participation and contribution in terms of international disaster preparedness cooperation. She remarked that one of the targets of the Sendai Framework is to substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to the people by 2030, and proposed fully harnessing multi-hazard early warning systems, consolidate information sharing, and provide impact-based prediction and early warning services. She anticipated further exchanges with CMA and concerted contributions to global disaster preparedness endeavor. (Jan. 18)

Reporter: Liu Shuqiao, Hao Jing

Editor: Zhang Yong