Reducing disaster risks

A) Objectives of the pledge:

The Government and National Society of New Zealand jointly pledge to work together:

  •  to ensure the effective development and implementation of domestic laws and policies on disaster risk management, including through implementing lessons learned from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake
  • to support Pacific countries to further reduce and manage the risk of human and economic loss from natural and climate-related disasters
  • to respond quickly and effectively to humanitarian needs created by natural disasters in the Pacific (and elsewhere), in line with requests from affected countries
  • in international fora to promote effective disaster law.

B) Action plan:

Proposed evaluation criteria:

  • effective cooperation in the development and implementation of domestic laws and policies on disaster risk management
  • number of Pacific countries supported to reduce and manage risk of natural and climate-related disasters
  • effective, coordinated engagement in regional disaster risk management discussions
  • strong coordination between the Government of New Zealand and the New Zealand Red Cross in humanitarian responses to natural disasters in the Pacific (and elsewhere)
  • a coordinated approach to promoting effective disaster law in international fora.
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