Assistant Secretary General of UN and Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Visit to AASTMT‏

14 - 01 - 2010


H.E Prof. Dr. Mohamed Farghaly, President of the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), held a meeting on January 14th, 2010 with Mrs. Margarita Wahlström, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, where they had discussed the joint programs and projects that had been implemented during the period from 2008 to 2009, as well as they had discussed the activities planned for implementation during 2010.
As both parties agreed on a common vision for the activities of the Regional Center for Disaster Risk Reduction - Training and Research, which operates under the umbrella of both of AASTMT and the United Nations Secretariat Of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction,which aimed at building capacities for the Arab countries to cope with disasters and in particular, the climatic change expected effects.