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Bolstering Resilience for Vulnerable Countries


Posted in: Press Releases | 16 November 2017 | 156

    Chair of the Community, and Chair of the World Bank Small States Forum, Prime Minster of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell
    Chair of the Community, and Chair of the World Bank Small States Forum, Prime Minster of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell

    In light of the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes, and the anticipation of more frequent events of a similar nature, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held an official COP23 Side Event on ‘Bolstering Resilience for Vulnerable Countries Facing Acute Risks and Sustainable Development Challenges’ on Tuesday, 13 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

     

    The reality of increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters could exacerbate already high debt levels across the Region, particularly in the absence of development support.

     

    Prime Minister of Grenada, Chair of the World Bank Small States Forum and Chairman of CARICOM, Dr. The Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell, stressed the severity of the region’s plight using Dominica as an example – still not fully recovered from Tropical Storm Erika, which struck in 2015, the country was devastated by hurricane Maria in September of this year.

    Read more at: OECS Press Room

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