CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference

All hands needed on deck for post-hurricane recovery – WB Meeting hears

Statement on High Level Meeting on Recovery and Resilience in the Caribbean Washington, October 13th, 2017– Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened (Friday) in a high-level round table on recovery and…...

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Shift Focus from Coping with Disasters to Managing Risk, Reducing Human Suffering, Secretary-General Says in Observance Message

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction: Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves.  Last weekend, I witnessed first-hand the dramatic levels of devastation caused by severe hurricanes in the Caribbean. An average of 24 million…...

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Statement by Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of CDEMA on the recognition of International Day for Disaster Reduction – October 13, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13 as the date to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), to promote a global culture for disaster reduction, including its prevention and mitigation, as well as preparation activities. The International Day for Disaster Reduction – #IDDR is a day…...

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CDEMA says hurricane damage underscores need to tackle incidences of vulnerability

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 13, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Friday said the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last month has highlighted the need to tackle the incidences of vulnerability, which remain a key issue for the Caribbean. CDEMA executive director, Ronald Jackson told…...

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Statement on High Level Meeting on Recovery and Resilience in the Caribbean

Washington, October 13th, 2017— Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG), as…...

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