United Nations Caribbean – “Disasters remind us that we are all world citizens whether we like it or not.” This was the warning made by #Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, as she addressed the world’s first regional launch of Early Warnings (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.

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