Imphal, April 23, 2019:
Proud moments for North-East India as seven-year-old Licypriya Kangujam is all set to address the United Nations in the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risks Reduction 2019 to be held from 13 – 17 May 2019 in the United Nations Headquarter at Geneva in Switzerland. The theme is “Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies”.
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The seven-year-old, who studies in the 2nd standard, is the youngest to be invited by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Government of Switzerland.
Kangujam will represent all children and young people of Asia and the Pacific. She is currently working as Child Disaster Risks Reduction Advocate in International Youth Committee (IYC).
The UN Global Platform for Disaster Risks Reduction 2019 is expected to host over 3,000 delegates and participants from 140 countries.