UN Under Secretary General meets Rijiju

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) UN Under Secretary General Shamshad Akhtar met Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju here on Thursday in connection with the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), which Indian is hosting, said an official statement.

Akhtar is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) as well.

“It is honour for India to host the AMCDRR this year. The UN agencies play a very important role in the successful organisation of such events.

“The countries are not capable of tackling disasters alone, so they need larger coordination and cooperation at the regional and international level. India is a large and developing country and it requires support from international organisations like United Nations to tackle disasters,” said Rijiju, according to the Home Ministry statement.