Vanuatu, Tropical_Cyclone, UN PhotoPartnerships vital to building resilience for small islands

Small Island Developing States need robust national and international partnerships to build disaster resilience in a post-2015 world, according to a high-level meeting of leaders and experts organised by UN-OHRLLS in Sendai, Japan. 

Small island countries are highly prone to natural and man-made hazards. Given their location they are among the most vulnerable nations in the world in relation to the intensity and frequency of natural and environmental disasters and their increasing impact. These nations also face disproportionately high economic, social, environmental consequences and burdensome reconstruction challenges. Read More…

Photo: Vanuatu, UNICEF Pacific