WEDO Executive Director June Zeitlin addressed the UN General Assembly as part of the informal thematic debate on Climate Change as a Global Challenge.

Women and children are fourteen times more likely to die than men are during a disaster. In the 2004 Asian Tsunami, 70-80% of overall deaths were women. In the 1991 cyclone disasters that killed 140,000 in Bangladesh, 90% of victims were women.

June Zeitlin’s Statement on Climate Change as a Global Challenge

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