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
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated a need to ensure that the Sendai Framework, the Bangkok Principles, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (EDRM) Framework are followed by countries to effectively deal with the ongoing crisis and minimize the possibility and impact of a future one.
Building on experiences in Africa and Asia and the Pacific, a consultation on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation public expenditure reviews was organized to exchange lessons learned and chart a path towards integrated methodologies.
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.