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… sustainable. In a joint declaration wrapping up the three-day Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management, hosted by Fiji, the 17 countries reaffirmed their commitment … of rising climate impacts. Climate change adaptation, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction should be seen as part of a whole package, they said, underscoring the “need to fully integrate climate change and disaster risks into development, instead of simply adding risk on to development.” The …
17 November 2016, MARRAKECH, Morocco - African Least Developed Countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems against weather and climate-related shocks under an action plan outlined at the United Nations climate change conference. Mali, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Small Island…
… students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness … people from 30 countries to share lessons about the role they can play in curbing risk. They wrapped up their summit by issuing the Kuroshio Declaration, in which they … and prepared is key to survival. I count on you to be leaders who can reduce the risk of future disasters,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message to …
… leaders in the Pacific have been able to carve a larger space to bring the voices and perspectives of women and girls to the policy tables and influence disaster preparedness and response. Ms Agnes Titus, of the Nazareth Centre for … workers in health and social sectors across the region, which increases their risk of exposure to the virus. Investment in women-led infrastructure development, …
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14 November 2017
… by saying, “Bankoku Shinryo”, a phrase which signifies Okinawa. Reducing disaster risk requires an all-of-society engagement which includes children and youth who are recognized change agents in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses. “It is important that … by saying, “Bankoku Shinryo”, a phrase which signifies Okinawa. Reducing disaster risk requires an all-of-society engagement which includes children and youth who are …
In order to ensure that policies, plans and activities that are aimed at building resilience are effective, it is important that they are informed by the priorities of those most at risk. Local people have critical knowledge on the risks they face and only when this is utilised will policies, plans and actions to build resilience be effective. It is wi…
Suva – The second Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) has closed, focusing on discussion and recommendations around the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP)’s ten Guiding Principles and three Goals which fall into four ‘standards’ for resilience; Integrate, Include, Inform, and Sustain. The meeting, held virtually this time due to…
… resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have not stopped efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls in remote areas in Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu. That said, pandemic-related … services and maternal and newborn care. Ms. Cherol Latika, nurse and team leader for the Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) is on the frontline of providing such …
Suva – Strengthening inclusion is the pathway to preventing and reducing disaster and climate risk in some of the Pacific region’s most vulnerable and marginalised communities. In a Pacific-wide discussion, four speakers shared their reflections and experience on how to support and strengthen the climate and disaster resilience of women, children,…
… action in support of communities exposed and vulnerable to climate and disaster risk.  Preparedness and response planning need to be more collaborative and inclusive, … articulated what ‘humanitarian localisation’ means for them. Ms. Vani Catanasiga, with the Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS), highlighted the importance of having … survey of localization actors in the region including perspectives from people living with a disability .  Key challenges were identified in four areas: lack of …