UN Secretary-General Highlights Bangladesh’s Efforts in Disaster Risk Prevention

2 November 2008: In a press conference given in Dhaka,

Bangladesh, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that the financial crisis

should not “impede our efforts to fight climate change.” He described the

possible impacts of global warming on Bangladeshis, and noted the country's

efforts in disaster prevention and preparedness.

He said Bangladesh illustrates

how a vulnerable developing country can strengthen its resilience and that its

lessons learned could benefit others in this disaster-prone region. [UN

Press Release]