Business can no longer afford a 'blind spot' to disaster risk: Ban Ki-moon

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Unusually heavy rainfall in Thailand has left vast swathes of the country including the capital, Bangkok, inundated (2011)

There is need for business leaders to focus on investing in disaster risk reduction.

That's the message delivered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the launch of a major United Nations report on disaster risk reduction.

The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction this year is titled "From Shared Risk to Shared Value: The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction".

It is a major initiative of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Duration: 3’38″

 

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