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World Conference on Disaster Reduction opened in 2005
减少灾害问题世界会议召开
    2007-01-18 11:20:32     CRIENGLISH.com

Thought for Today:

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
人生中有一知己足已;两个便是太多;三个简直不可能。

Today's Highlight in History:

1886: Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England on January 18. It is a game played on turf in which two opposing teams of players, using curved sticks, try to drive a ball into the opponents' goal.
1886年1月18日,随着英国曲棍球协会的成立,现代陆地曲棍球运动诞生了。陆地曲棍球比赛是在草坪上举行的,由双方队员手持曲棍把球打入对方球门。

2005:World Conference on Disaster Reduction began in Kobe, Japan on January 18. It is a United Nations conference bringing together government officials, non-governmental experts and other specialists from around the world to discuss the growing trend of people affected by natural disasters. To find ways to reduce the toll of disasters through preparation, ultimately to reduce human casualties. Due to the proximity to the devastating tsunami, developing a global tsunami warning systems was high on the agenda.
2005年1月18日,减少灾害问题世界会议在日本神户召开。此次会议是联合国召集世界各地政府官员、非政府专家和其他专人一起探讨如何降低自然灾害对人们的伤害的会议。会议希望通过未雨绸缪的方式降低灾害中的人员伤亡数量。由于最近发生的海啸,发展全球海啸预警被提到最高议程。

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