The United Nations has urged the Global Network of Journalists covering disaster risk reduction to be in the vanguard of the campaign of building resilient communities in their countries.
The Senior Communications officer of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms.Brigitte Leoni made call while interacting with the Journalists at the end of the sixth global platform on disaster risk reduction in Geneva Switzerland.
She expressed the willingness of the UN to support the journalists in covering DRR stories.
Ms. Leoni noted that journalists were key in the campaign for risk reduction as disasters had continued to occur across the world.
The UNDRR Senior Communications Officer urged the journalists to form network of journalists on DRR in their countries.
Our Correspondent reports that it comprises selected journalists from across the world, headed by David Owino from Kenya.