GP2022: Every country protected; every child resilient
An advocacy brief from UNICEF for the 7th 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022)
For the 7th 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, we are sharing an advocacy brief to alert on the disproportionate impacts from disasters and climate change on children and young people. In response, we are calling for bold, urgent and inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) action for and with all children and young people to uphold their rights so they can survive and thrive.
In the brief, UNICEF calls for child-critical services to be more resilient to and prepared for disasters and climate impact; and for DRR and CCA investments to center on all children and young people. This includes empowering them to be educated, prepared, resilient and able to meaningfully participate in key decisions and actions. Children and young people are more than victims with limited resources to cope. They have capacity and an active role to play in reducing disaster risk as agents of change as independent leaders and in collaboration with governments and development and humanitarian partners.