Some 30 countries from the Americas and the Caribbean ended a key conference on disaster risk – which drew a record attendance – with a pledge to step up action to prevent and better manage disasters in a region prone to hurricanes, earthquakes and other
Ministers and senior officials from the Americas and the Caribbean pledged to make their countries more resilient to hazards, such as earthquakes, hurricanes or pandemics, and renewed their vow to achieve the goals of the Sendai Framework, the
A high-level panel on the fourth and last day of the platform examined the challenges and opportunities to improve governance and intersectoral coordination in a region which is routinely exposed to a wide range of disasters.
The RP21, the first to be hosted by a Caribbean country, will also discuss the challenges posed by human displacement, explore strategies to strengthen disaster early warning systems, boost urban resilience and foster good governance.
The forum, a preliminary event to next week’s VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, debated how the private sector can bring disaster risk information to other social sectors, support risk-informed governance and help governments meet the United Nations 2030 Agenda.