Suva – Producing and using disaggregated disaster and climate data is vital to build a resilient Blue Pacific that includes some of the region’s most vulnerable populations. This was the headline call from female leaders representing different sectors to
2020 was an unprecedented year for the Asia-Pacific region with the COVID-19 pandemic compounded by a succession of climate-related disasters, threatening to derail decades of hard-earned socio-economic progress. Many countries in the region now face
At the 2021 Asia Pacific Sustainable Development Forum, representatives from Asia Pacific governments, civil society, academia, and the private sector came together in a virtual roundtable discussion convened by UN ESCAP, with support from UNDRR and other
For countries in Asia-Pacific graduating from least-developed category, the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new dimension to their risk levels, worsening the impacts of multiple crises, exacerbating inequalities and threatening to roll-back progress against
Ministers of Education throughout the Caribbean Region and representatives of donor agencies convene at the Opening Session of the Review on School Safety in the Context of Systemic Risk: The Virtual Pre-Ministerial Forum being held during March 15-26, 2021.
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
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