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Robert Piper, UN Resident And Humanitarian Coordinator At The Opening Ceremony For The International Search And Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Asia Pacific Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal 3 July 2012
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This is the speech by Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator at the
Opening Ceremony for the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Asia Pacific Meeting,Kathmandu, Nepal 3 July 2012 .He has presented the his pleasure to congratulate the Government of Nepal and the Ministry of Home Affairs in particular, for hosting the INSARAG Asia Pacific Meeting in Kathmandu. A tremendous amount of work has gone into the planning to make this meeting a success.

The serious seismic risks of Nepal are well known to most in this audience. Much of what makes this country so unique is of course also what makes it so hazard-prone. The relatively youthful and still growing Himalayas are doing so because of the relatively rapid plate movement below our feet. This country’s stunning gorges and rivers leave the country prone to flooding and mudslides. Nepal’s extraordinary natural endowment brings with it a host of natural hazards. And more recently, Man has added to this catalogue of hazards through our own behavior. Global warming is leading to glacial melt, bringing risks of glacial lake outbursts as well as contributing to food insecurity as farmers struggle to adapt to changing weather patterns. The fastest
urbanizing country in the region, Nepal is also witnessing increased human settlements in the wrong places. In short, this is a country that must live with risk – to accept it as an intrinsic part of what is ‘Nepal’ - and must learn to manage it. And it needs to do so in a hurry.

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AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES,ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY,ECONOMIC GEOLOGY,FOOD RESOURCES,HUMAN RESOURCES,NATURAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT,NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY,NATURAL RESOURCES SURVEYS,PERMANENT SOVEREIGNTY,RAW MATERIALS,RESOURCES EXPLORATION
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