Disaster Preparedness, Conflict Prevention ‘Critical’ For Sustainable Development

The Guardian: From Syria to South Sudan, the need to be prepared has never been greater
Helen Clark, U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) administrator

“…Despite the overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, spending on prevention and preparedness remains a small part of the global aid budget. Now the international community is debating the future global development agenda. The U.N. Development Programme’s 2014 Global human development report, due for release this month, argues that the post-2015 goals need to address vulnerability and build resilience. Preventing conflicts and preparing to cope with disasters is critical for sustained and sustainable development” (7/17).