Disaster-risk management and fostering resilience in SIDS and LDCs

26 May 2017
16:00 - 16:45
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United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States
Contact: Fathimath Thowfeeq Email: uthowfeequ@un.org
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

UN-OHRLLS is actively involved in calling for effective partnerships towards building resilience of small island developing states including during the GPDRR held in Geneva in 2013 and in the Third World Conference on DRR held in Sendai 2015. This side event will bring together political leaders, experts and stakeholders in various aspects pertaining to the disaster risk reduction agenda for SIDS. SIDS are particularly vulnerable to natural as well as environmental disasters and have limited capacity to recover. The issue of vulnerability is a major disadvantage facing the sustainable development of SIDS. The SAMOA Pathway outlines recommendations for action in the area of DRR, as an important issue to be tackled through an inclusive, holistic approach involving partnerships.