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South Asia: President Clinton's final trip to the tsunami-affected region as Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton recently completed a three-country tour of the tsunami-affected region, which included Tamil Nadu, India, Phuket, Thailand, and Aceh, Indonesia. In this recent trip, his last as UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, President Clinton visited a range of recovery sites and projects to assess progress to date and met with key recovery stakeholders.

In the Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu, President Clinton watched an early warning drill, which took place in basic, understandable language, in an effort to ensure that warnings reach the

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President Clinton notes significant progress and lessons learned in tsunami recovery effort

New Report Stresses Need for Continuity and Sets Forth Lessons for Future Recovery Efforts

New York - 21 December 2006: In a new report issued today on lessons learned in the first two years of the tsunami recovery process, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, describes major achievements in the long road to recovery among the devastated communities across the Indian Ocean region.

The Special Envoy recognizes that there is much to celebrate about the tsunami recovery process so far, from the

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Lessons Learned from tsunami recovery - Key propositions for building back Better

Introduction

Two years after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, there have been major achievements on the long road to recovery among the devastated communities across the Indian Ocean region. Some 150,000 houses have been built, and most of the people who are still displaced are living in adequate transitional shelters; large infrastructure projects are underway; children were back in school quickly, and hundreds of new schools are under construction; most affected families have resumed a livelihood of some kind; and in Aceh, the parties to its long running civil war have

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NGO Impact Initiative: An assessment by the international humanitarian NGO community

Preface

This Synthesis Report of the NGO Impact Initiative is the outcome of an international, collaborative process. In April 2006, nine U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) accepted the challenge of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, in his capacity as UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, to examine their own performance in five key areas. The initiative soon became broadened to include partners from around the globe, and the U.S.-based NGOs reached out to European, Australian, and Asian counterparts. In addition to major consultations

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South Asia: High-Level meeting in New York agrees to improve livelihoods and safety in tsunami-affected countries through conservation of mangroves and other natural ecosystems

New York - The Office of the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery (OSE), in partnership with the World Conservation Union (IUCN), hosted a high-level gathering on September 12 to discuss IUCN's "Mangroves for the Future" Initiative (MFF) at UN headquarters in New York.

The Mangroves for the Future Initiative will improve the security and livelihoods of those in the tsunami-affected countries in the Indian Ocean region by conserving mangroves and other

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