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.
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.
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.
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.
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 natural ecosystems.