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Sustainable Development & DRR

Yokohama and Hyogo: A springboard for Caribbean action in disaster risk reduction

18 December 2014

Despite the uncertainties which surround the large international consultative processes, and the political difficulties in achieving some of the targets, the Caribbean region is well poised on the eve of 2015 to make significant strides towards reducing its vulnerability to natural hazards and enhancing its sustainable development goals...



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.