Wednesday, October 08, 2008

International Day for Disaster Reduction | Pakistan Times!

International Day for Disaster Reduction | Pakistan Times!: "United Nations officials are marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction with a call to invest more to make hospitals safe in the event of natural hazards such as earthquakes and cyclones, stressing that doing so not only saves lives but is highly cost-effective.

Hospital safety is the theme of this year’s Day, which falls on the third anniversary of the earthquake in South Asia – a disaster which destroyed 73 per cent of the health facilities in the affected area of Pakistan."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Myanmar Times & Business Reviews

Myanmar Times & Business Reviews: "Following his meeting in Bangkok, Mr Ban is also expected to visit Myanmar to hold talks on the country’s political situation.

During a previous visit to Yangon, Mr Ban’s special envoy, Mr Ibrahim Gambari, reportedly said the UN chief would visit Myanmar in the third week of December."