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29 January 2021
The threats of volcanic eruptions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in Martinique once again bring to light the need for prevention and inter-sectoral cooperation to reduce the risk of disasters.   The potential for eruptions is occurring at a key moment: the pandemic. Measures and policies that have been implemented to control the spread of COVI…
The spread of COVID-19 around the world has placed cities at center stage in the response to the virus and its unprecedented cascading effects, which have affected all sectors at all levels. As such, understanding the new reality must include collaborative, intersectoral and comprehensive aspects that incorporate risk governance and its underlying facto…
  The COVID-19 pandemic has made evident how fragile our different systems are. The school sector has become one of the worst affected sectors all over the world. From the 15 to 26 March, the regional review on school safety in the context of Systemic Risk: the virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Pre-Ministerial forum will assess experienc…
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), through the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilience Societies (ARISE) initiative, is engaging the private sector to create more risk-resilient enterprises so that business can resist, cope and recover quickly during times of sudden shocks, emergencies and disasters. AMCHAM…
Recording of the session (in spanish): HERE The COVID-19 pandemic, its impact and causality, has provided an opportunity to reflect on risk management and its importance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is undoubtedly a historic juncture that forces us to look in the mirror and examine old problems from new perspectives.  The lessons…
The Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Virtual Pre-Ministerial Forum opened on March 15, 2021 under the theme Regional Review on School Safety in the context of Systemic Risk. More than 20 countries and territories as well as multilateral agencies and other partners attended the event that addresses the Caribbean’s response to economic, human, natu…
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the urgent need for new conceptual and analytical approaches to improve understanding and management of risk dynamics and complex, interconnected risk drivers with cascading effects. Progress will only be accelerated towards risk-informed sustainable development and regeneration by strengthening the understanding of sy…
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released today the report entitled The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: an opportunity for a systemic approach to disaster risk for the Caribbean, which outlines the systemic nature of disaster risk and how it gen…
This first edition of the Regional Assessment Report on Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAR 2021) presents the results of thirty years of efforts to reduce the risk of disasters in the region. The analysis contained in these pages—particularly when considered in combination with the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ad…
(Check against delivery) Remarks by the SRSG Mami Mizutori The Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Pre-Ministerial Forum March 15, 2021 (Virtual Meeting) Topic: Regional Review on School Safety in the context of Systemic Risk Distinguished Honorable Curtis King, Ministry of Education of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Dist…