India and UNESCO ink Letter of intent (LoI) to cooperate in reducing disaster risks

India and the UNSECO have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for better cooperation in the field of reducing disaster risks and capacity-building In Earth Sciences. The LoI was signed between Ministry of Earth Sciences and UNESCO in the presence of Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO.

Key facts

  • The cooperation between India and UNSECO has been going on for several years now in reducing disaster risks.
  • This LoI is considered as historic moment and will help to open up of new vistas of cooperation in not only the ocean-related studies but other areas of cooperation in different fields of scientific activities.
  • It will help India to upgrade tsunami warning system and improve the capacity to alert nations about it.
  • India has done a considerable research in the field of oceanography and also in terms of disaster management.
  • The cooperation is also at the level of universities and institutions. Such cooperation helps in risk reduction especially in situation like tsunami and other natural disaster.

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