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Natural Disasters Cost More Than $100 Billion Annually

Hundreds of government representatives, local authorities, the private sector, and civil society will gather to begin work on a new global agreement on Disaster Risk Reduction next week at the United Nations in Geneva. The meeting will lay the groundwork for the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction next March in Sendai, Japan. The new agreement will replace the existing Hyogo Framework for Action, which was adopted by all U.N. Member States in 2005 following the Indian...

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