NREC Minister delivers speech at Building Resilient Future Day in New York

Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win delivers a speech at the opening plenary of Building a Resilient Future Day event in New York on 22 September. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win delivers a speech at the opening plenary of Building a Resilient Future Day event in New York on 22 September. Photo: MNA

U Ohn Win, the Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, delivered a speech at the opening plenary of Building a Resilient Future Day event held at the New School of the University Center in New York, the United States on 22 September.
The ministers from the United Kingdom, Egypt, Fiji and Bhutan discussed scientific measures on setting out ambitious and transformative actions on adaptation and resilience in climate impacts at the opening plenary.
The one-day event was attended by senior officials from a wide range of public and private organizations, science organizations, social communities, local representatives and the youth.
On 24 September, the Union Minister and party visited the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) at Bronx Zoo in New York. Vice President of WCS Dr Patrick Thomas and Asian Program Official Dr Aili Khan welcomed them and explained the conservation of wildlife across the world and the participation of indigenous people in the management of conservation of biodiversity and wildlife sanctuaries and reserves.
The Union Minister also looked around the wildlife and veterinary clinic in the zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society is an NGO that is working with the Forest Department since 1994 for conservation of tigers, elephants and other endangered species such as tortoise, pangolin and Ayeyawady dolphin.
On 25 September, the Union Minister made a speech at the Nature for Climate Coalition event held at the Central Park Zoo in New York, with the aim to recognize the role of natural forests in response to the climate change.
It was co-organized by the WCS, UNDP, Global Wildlife Conservation, World Resource Institute and Rain Forest Foundation (Norway). The event discussed conservation of natural forests, sustainability and socio-economic development for indigenous people and the crucial role of natural forests in climate change. It was attended by President and CEO of WCS Dr Cristián Samper, the environmental ministers from Norway, Costa Rica and Gabon, the environmental conservation organizations and indigenous people from Brazil.
The Union Minister and party arrived back to Yangon on 27 September afternoon.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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