UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific supports Pacific island delegates and regional IGOs in their preparations for the Global Platform, including the development of a coordinated position paper; support with technical presentations; and post-conference follow-up.
At the 3rd Session of the Global Platfrom for DRR(GP11), the Pacific island region was represented by 16 delegates from 9 Pacific Island countries, including representatives from national disaster management offices, local governments, ministries responsible for central policy and planning, finance and economic management, environment and climate change, women’s affairs, education, and provincial development. In addition 8 regional partners formed part of the Pacific Delegation, and sizable national delegations from Australia and New Zealand, including New Zealand’s Minister of Civil Defense.
GP11 provided an opportunity for the Pacific islands to be heard and seen, and to leave their footprints when global policies and issues on DRR of vital importance for the development and future of small island states are discussed. Amongst other, the UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific supported the delegation with the preparation of a joint paper with the “Key Messages from the Pacific to the GP11”.