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The park is aimed at restoring the local ecology which has beendamaged by human activity and better protecting wild animals andtheir habitats. Enditem

ABUJA nike air max zero online , Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian government said Tuesday it was working to contain the further spread of yellow fever and to limit the impact of the killer ailment in the west African country.

Head of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a statement made available to Xinhua, said a multi-agency incident management system has been instituted to ensure a rapid and coordinated response.

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Vaccination against the disease remained the most important measure in preventing yellow fever.

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UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The president of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Oh Joon, on Friday emphasized the need to reduce the impact of the El Nino by implementing agreed-upon international frameworks in a coherent manner and increasing resilience-building efforts for the development of holistic disaster risk management worldwide.

In a Presidential Statement following the special meeting on impacts of the 201516 El Nino phenomenon, which was held this past week at UN Headquarters in New York, the ECOSOC president stressed that the immediate priority must be to reduce the impact of the El Nino phenomenon by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Paris Agreement on climate change in a coherent and integrated manner.

"The El Nino phenomenon -- with its increasing intensity -- has lasting consequences for development," Oh said, noting that participants in the special meeting had heard the many serious social, economic and environmental impacts of the phenomenon in 2015 and 2016.

El Nino -- which means the Little Boy in Spanish -- and its sister La Nina -- the Little Girl -- are weather events, which contribute to changes in climate and weather. It has been blamed for doubling of major droughts in 2015.

The effects of the droughts are still being felt with millions of people on opposite sides of the world experiencing hunger from Ethiopia, in Eastern Africa, to Papua New Guinea, in Oceania.

"The UN system should look to a coherent, coordinated and integrated approach in support and assistance to countries," Oh added.

In this regard, the recent agreement among the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to develop a protocol outlining steps to be taken collectively will help to ensure early and coordinated response to future El Nino and La Nina events, he said.

Oh highlighted that the importance of risk management is also underscored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which calls for the development and implementation of holistic disaster risk management at all levels.

Risk reduction and resilience-building efforts should also be part of the World Humanitarian Summit considerations and the New Urban Agenda of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, known as Habitat III, he added.

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