International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
WHAT THIS DAY MEANS
Only together can we make true progress towards a safer and more resilient planet.
The clock is ticking… #OnlyTogether can we save the planet
International cooperation must support developing countries to build back better. The pandemic recovery is a unique opportunity to restore balance with nature, tackle the climate emergency and create more sustainable and inclusive societies.
Developed countries must fulfil their promise to deliver at least US$ 100 billion annually to support climate action in developing countries. Half of all climate finance must be dedicated to resilience and adaptation to protect the most vulnerable.
Disasters impact low- and middle-income countries disproportionately. International cooperation for developing countries through ODA and capacity building is essential to boost disaster resilience and eradicate poverty.
Multi-hazard early warning systems
Early-warning systems save lives and livelihoods, yet one in three people are still not adequately covered by an early warning system. Greater investment is needed in multi-hazard early warning systems in developing countries.
Viruses don’t stop at the border. The prevention of zoonotic diseases, pandemic preparedness, and equity in vaccine distribution should be priority areas for international cooperation.
Leave no one behind
International cooperation is essential to ensure that no vulnerable people are left behind in disaster-prone settings, including women, children and youth, people with disabilities, the elderly, migrants and indigenous people.