Caribbean meets to accelerate climate action
The workshop will review the policy landscape and risk status in the island countries in the region, and develop a roadmap to define and pursue integrated approaches in the region.
Regional cooperation strengthens disaster risk reduction efforts in the Caribbean
Across the ACS region, CEPREDENAC, CDEMA and UNDRR have been working to bolster communication and knowledge-sharing for MHEWS, which has deepened regional cooperation.
Caribbean private sector
The Caribbean private sector has also invested in these disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts. During and after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017, businesses in the region grew more conscious of the risks posed by multiple hazards.
A human-centred understanding of disaster risk
Trust is critical to effective risk communication. Where communities feel they are not receiving or able to understand or trust the warnings being disseminated, they are less likely to take action in the face of a hazard.
EWS in the Caribbean
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has been working to support various organizations across the Caribbean to incorporate multiple hazards into their understanding of EWS.
MTR art outside UNHQ
Leaders are gathering in the UN Headquarters in New York, for the High-Level Meeting of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework. A political declaration to accelerate action on disaster resilience and progress on the Framework has been adopted.
Closing ceremony RP23
Held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, more than 1,000 people attended the first in-person RP forum since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an additional 2,000 people following events virtually.
Ministerial declaration
In the declaration, ministers and officials acknowledged that disasters are socially constructed and disaster risk reduction is crucial for sustainable development and climate change adaptation.
Ministerial Meeting RP23
Researchers and officials from across the region highlighted the need for people-centric, youth-focused and non-formulaic recovery plans that included the input of the communities in which they are implemented.
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Local and federal government officials and other stakeholders emphasized the importance of innovative policies and multisectoral coordination in risk governance.