In 2005, the Government, recognising that the current Priorities and Action Agenda (PAA) does not fully address disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster management (DM) issues and challenges, requested the SOPAC/PIFS/UNDP/World Bank Partnership to help develop a supplementary PAA on DRR&DM, to complement the current PAA, 2005-2007. This draft supplementary PAA focuses on an additional strategic priority of ‘Safety, Security and Resilience’ of Vanuatu. It is, however, emphasised that disaster risk management is a cross-cutting issue that affects all walks of life, as well as all development priorities and programmes. As such, DRR&DM considerations need to be reflected in the national Vision, Medium Term Strategic Framework and the Strategic Priorities2. These changes are included in this supplementary PAA, together with a detailed strategic priority on ‘safety, security and resilience’.
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