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Jack McConnell: DRR should be included in UN development goals - Opinion

2 March 2015

'Malawi is currently suffering from terrible flooding, and inequality there has been increasing, so I hope the Scottish Parliament will use the experience of those relationships to push as hard as possible for the Sustainable Development Goals to have a focus on inequality, disaster risk resilience and climate change,' writes Jack McConnell, former First Minister of Scotland in Holyrood...



With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the SDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.

Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.