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The seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) leaders’ declaration: Fukushima Iwaki declaration - building prosperous future together

The declaration entitled "Fukushima Iwaki Declaration: Building Prosperous Future Together" was adopted by the Leaders of Japan and the Pacific Island Countries at the PALM 7 meeting in May 2015. The declaration includes a number of statements related to disaster risk reduction, climate change, and sustainable development.

In relation to DRR, the declaration notes the leaders' reconfirmed commitment to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The leaders also welcomed Japan's Prime Minister Abe's expressed intention for Japan to extend comprehensive, seamless and coordinated support for climate change and disaster resilient development in the Pacific region, guided by existing national and regional policies and combined with assistance such as development of economic and social infrastructure resilient to natural hazards and capacity building, as well as the Pacific Early Warning System for Natural Disasters.

Support was also given to the proposal by Prime Minister Abe to designate 5th of November as "World Tsunami Day", with the aim of deepening understanding of tsunamis and raising awareness of the importance of taking precautionary measures against tsunamis.

Furthermore, the leaders also reaffirmed the need to provide the international community with all the information related to and lessons learned from the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, including its effect on the ocean and marine environment.

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  • Themes:Capacity Development, Early Warning, Environment & Ecosystems, Governance
  • Hazards:NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:Oceania, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Japan, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Fed States of, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/44507

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