#UN70: My Stroll with Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Disaster Risk Reduction.
** I couldn’t ask for a better way to start this year’s UNGA(United Nations General Assembly) week.
Ms. Wahlstrom was made the first SRSG (Special Representative of the Secretary General) for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2008, and since then she’s been leading UNISDR (The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) to forge partnerships with governments to ensure a safer world for everyone.
Ms Wahlstrom and I discussed this week’s UNGA (the United Nations General Assembly) and the work of the United Nations since its inception 70 years ago; the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and its relation to the SDGs, and the Refugee crisis in Europe and North America.
It’s Monday, 21st September 2015. Ms Margareta joins me from Geneva at 7:25am Nigerian time. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
You can either choose to read this summarized transcript, or download the full interview on #TheStrollPodcast.
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