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President Halonen emphasized the role of Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva

President Halonen participated at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva on 14-16 May. Women’s stronger role in disaster risk reduction and preparedness was underlined in a panel, where speakers included e.g. President Halonen and Assistant Secretary-General Mami Mizutori (UNDRR). President Halonen also made an opening statement at a ministerial round table, where linkages between disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change mitigation where explored.

During her visit in Geneva, President Halonen met with Mr. Petteri Taalas (Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization), as well as with Mr. Guy Ryder (Director-General of the International Labour Organization).

In the picture: Petteri Taalas, Tarja Halonen, Terhi Hakala

In the picture: Tarja Halonen, Guy Ryder