A declaration by the Mayors and Local Government representatives together with National Government Officials emphasizing the importance of reducing disaster risk in Arab cities, in which the participants of the First Arab conference for disaster risk reduction recognize the vulnerability Arab cities and towns to disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, flash flooding and storms, as well as to climate change induced droughts, desertification, flash flooding, and storms leading to food insecurity. They call for: (i) sustainable development principles to be closely linked to urban development planning across all sectors, including infrastructure, environment, energy and socio-economic development, in order to to increase resilience to disaster; (ii) strong disaster risk management policies and functional implementing institutions; (iii) sufficient investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities; and (iv) for the engagement of civil society organizations in strengthening capacities and enhancing community awareness.
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Arabic, French
Format: Digital (Free)
Tags: Capacity development ; Climate change ; Hazard risk assessment or analysis ; Urban zone management ; Food Safety ; Region II - Asia ; Region I - Africa ; Algeria ; Bahrain ; Comoros ; Djibouti ; Egypt ; Iraq ; Jordan ; Kuwait ; Lebanon ; Libya (State of) ; Mauritania ; Morocco ; Oman ; Qatar ; Saudi Arabia ; Somalia ; Syrian Arab Republic ; Tunisia ; United Arab Emirates ; Yemen ; Palestinian Authority Add tag