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A new action plan to be adopted next month at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai may contain numerical targets aimed at reducing the number of victims and economic loss during disasters, a U.N. special representative on disasters said.

Margareta Wahlstrom, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special representative for disaster risk reduction, said at a news conference Monday in Sendai that setting such targets is being studied partly due to the severity of the economic damage caused by disasters.

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