Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel has been appointed to a United Nations advisory group for disaster risk reduction.
Dalziel will work with the UNISDR advisory group, which aims to build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters and encourage understanding of the need for reducing risk.
Dalziel she said he was "honoured" by the appointment and would be heading to Geneva later this month to meet with the other parliamentarians in the group.
Labour leader David Shearer said the appointment reflected the amount of work Dalziel had done since the September 2010 earthquake.
"She has worked tremendously hard for her constituents in Christchurch East and for all Cantabrians in the aftermath of the quakes and during the on-going recovery.
"Lianne will be joining a dozen other MPs from around the world to discuss the challenges and opportunities in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction at every level of society," Shearer said.
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