World Chronicle 949: Diane Quarless, DESA

Preview Language:   English
05-Oct-2004 00:28:08
Tony Jenkins interviews Diane Quarless, Chief of the Small Island Developing States Unit in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), for World Chronicle program 943.

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"Small Island Nations in the Eye of the Storm"

Tropical storms battered the Caribbean in 2004, causing death, destruction, and damage to property. Much of the media coverage focused on the unfolding tragedy of hurricane Jeanne aftermath in Haiti - yet there is a broader story to be told: natural disasters carry an annual price tag of US$60 billion, and many disasters occur in small island nations. These countries are also the most vulnerable to the threat of global climate change.

How are small islands developing states (SIDS) preparing for the possible rise in the earth's sea-levels? How will they compensate for economic losses due to natural disasters? Can developed countries be convinced that protecting the small islands is in their interest too? These are some of the issues explored in this edition of World Chronicle with guest Diane Quarless, Chief of UN's Small Islands Developing States Unit.
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Tony Marshall, Director
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Michele Zaccheo, Executive Producer; Tony Jenkins, Moderator; Joe Salter/Doug Wood, Music; Mechthild Schmidt, Graphics; James DeStefan, Technical Director; Aubrey Smith, Lights; Al Brown, Tom Giovanelli, George Cruz, Camera; Charles Rini, Brian E. Osborn, Eddie Morales, Videotape; David Ganz, Video; Gary Roth, Audio; Damien Corrigan, CG; Betty Waruru-Sironga, Production Assistant; Tony Marshall, Floor Manager; Rosita Jacobson, Assistant Director
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