The combination of the “Tianhe” core module of the Chinese space station and the Langer Marsch 5B-Y2 rocket was launched on April 23, 2021.

27 October 2015

A report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific presented today revealed that more than 40 percent of natural disasters recorded worldwide during the past decade affected that region.

More than half a million people lost their lives as a result of the 1,625 disasters recorded in Asian and Pacific countries. A total of 1,400 million people suffered the consequences of these phenomena.

The effects on economic activity were also notable, with damage losses estimated to have exceeded half a trillion dollars, almost half of those recorded worldwide.

The risks of natural disasters in that region are also increasing with rapid economic and population growth and urban concentration.

“The risk of disasters will surely increase in the region and in the world in the coming decades due to climate change. We have already seen it with the super storms that have affected, for example, the Philippines. And this suggests that combating climate change, as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals, is probably the most effective way in which the international community can reduce disaster risks, ”said David O’Connor, Head of the Policy and Development Division. Analysis, in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

The authors of the report underscored the need for greater cooperation between countries to cope with these disasters and improve the response to them.

They also noted that there must be a mindset shift at the government level, so that more attention is paid to adaptation, mitigation and disaster preparedness rather than short-term response.

27 October 2015

A report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific presented today revealed that more than 40 percent of natural disasters recorded worldwide during the past decade affected that region.

More than half a million people lost their lives as a result of the 1,625 disasters recorded in Asian and Pacific countries. A total of 1,400 million people suffered the consequences of these phenomena.

The effects on economic activity were also notable, with damage losses estimated to have exceeded half a trillion dollars, almost half of those recorded worldwide.

The risks of natural disasters in that region are also increasing with rapid economic and population growth and urban concentration.

“The risk of disasters will surely increase in the region and in the world in the coming decades due to climate change. We have already seen it with the super storms that have affected, for example, the Philippines. And this suggests that combating climate change, as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals, is probably the most effective way in which the international community can reduce disaster risks, ”said David O’Connor, Head of the Policy and Development Division. Analysis, in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

The authors of the report underscored the need for greater cooperation between countries to cope with these disasters and improve the response to them.

They also noted that there must be a mindset shift at the government level, so that more attention is paid to adaptation, mitigation and disaster preparedness rather than short-term response.