Monday, July 11, 2005

G8 Supports Development of Warning Systems for Natural Hazards

State Department release via the Information Warfare Site:

"The leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations have agreed to support the development of early warning systems to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards such as the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami."

The following is quoted from the G9 factsheet:

"We support international efforts to improve global early warning capacity as called for by the UN Secretary General. We believe that responsibility for implementation rests with governments and stakeholders at the local, national, and regional levels with support from other partners. And we see a strong role for co-ordination by the UN at the international level, including through the UNESCO/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for tsunami early warning systems."

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