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VII Regional Platform will be held in 2021
The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, March 18, 2020 – As a result of the impact and uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management
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Jamaica will host the region’s highest forum for reviewing progress on reducing disaster losses in Latin America and the Caribbean in July 2020 as the year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season gets underway.
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The challenges facing small island developing states will be high on the agenda at the next Americas Regional Platform on DRR
The 7th Americas regional platform for disaster risk reduction will be hosted by Jamaica in 2020, the first time a Caribbean country hosts the prestigious event.
Kiribati, made up of low-lying atolls, is one of the most climate-vulnerable nations in the world
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Raising public awareness of disaster risk reduction: UNISDR's Neil McFarlane (centre) with presenters Paula-Anne Porter Jones (left) and Alan Magnus (right) at Radio Jamaica RJR 94FM
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has called on governments, businesses and communities in island nations to work together to curb the impact of hazards stoked by climate change.
Mr. Donovan Guttieres, of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, makes a point during the discussion on involving communities in reducing disaster mortality (Photo: UNISDR)
The risk of dying in a hurricane or flood is lower today than it was 20 years ago, in most parts of the world. In Haiti, however, the toll of Hurricane Matthew has already reportedly passed 1,000. The issue of how to reach countries and communities left behind and struggling to reduce their disaster mortality rates was the focus of a meeting at United Nations Headquarters, held ahead of International Day for Disaster Reduction.
Post-earthquake reconstruction efforts get underway in Nepal (Photo: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)
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