United Nations Caribbean – This initiative will help to save lives in the climate-vulnerable region. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley and Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Hon. Phillip J. Pierre, are leading regional efforts to ensure the success of the Early Warnings for All Initiative (EW4ALL) for the Caribbean.

“Disasters remind us that we are all world citizens whether we like it or not.”

This was Mottley’s warning as she addressed the world’s first regional launch of EW4ALL in Barbados where she called for stronger global partnerships and civil society cooperation to ensure the success of the UN-led initiative.

Mottley, a recognised climate change advocate for small island developing States (SIDS), underscored: “Life is not seen from speeches on a platform, but life is experienced on a daily basis…we are global citizens and everything is interconnected.

We need to work together at all levels, having more strategic leadership. Disasters speak one language – destruction.”

The event held at UN House, Barbados, brought together regional leaders and key global officials in support of multi-hazard early warning systems, which encapsulates UN Secretary-General, António Guterres’ vision to see every person on Earth protected by the year 2027.

“The Caribbean region is blessed with immense natural beauty but it is considered to be an active area globally for natural disasters,” said Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Hon. Philip Pierre, during a virtual address where he emphasised the fact that the Caribbean region is the second most disaster-prone in the world.

Read more here: https://caribbean.un.org/en/218364-caribbean-region-first-launch-un-early-warnings-all-initiative?fbclid=IwAR2_YHyhD-BjeO0o4BxnnjaBqk-VX_xPiJzDqjJiTqpeiU7UPEGOdmyz9Ho