UNDESA Policy Brief Highlights Role for a Global Disaster Mechanism
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September 2008: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has prepared a policy brief on “An integrated approach needed for the growing threat of climate-related insecurity.” The brief outlines the threats of economic insecurity from natural disasters, and strategies for pooling and transferring disaster risk.

It suggests that “it is clearly in the international […]

September 2008: The UN Department of Economic and Social
Affairs has prepared a policy brief on “An integrated approach needed for the
growing threat of climate-related insecurity.”

The brief outlines the threats
of economic insecurity from natural disasters, and strategies for pooling and
transferring disaster risk. It suggests that “it is clearly in the
international community’s interest to create a well endowed GDM [global
disaster mechanism] to provide automatic and rapid assistance to vulnerable and
affected regions and to strive to break the vicious circle keeping countries in
a vulnerable and aid-dependent growth trap.
Given that past threats are likely
to be amplified by climate change, moving towards a global integrated response
to disasters is more urgent than ever.” [Policy Brief N.6 on an Integrated Approach Needed for the Growing Threat of Climate-Related
Insecurity
]

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