Senior management of NDMA briefed the delegates about its disaster management system and drew a sketch of possible vulnerabilities and preparedness levels. Mr Ban Ki-moon showed keen interest in learning about the remarkable shift of focus from a reactive and response-oriented approach to a more proactive and disaster risk reduction approach.
“The secretary general identified disaster management and risk reduction as one of his top most five priority areas. He appreciated focus of NDMA on disaster risk reduction and also admired NDMA’s valuable contributions towards Hyogo Framework for Action. The secretary general expressed resolve that UN will continue to support and remain engaged with Pakistan,” a senior officer of NDMA stated.