We, the Pacific Islands Ministers, gathered in Nadi, Fiji, on 28 October 2015 to deliberate on strengthening climate change resilience through reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH);
An Executive Summary by the Secretary to Government and Chairman of the National Disaster Council – Mr Richard Hipa
The Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management (SREM) in Niue is the result of extensive consultati ons and research. This included a stakeholder workshop to look at contemporary best practi ce within the Australasian region with the view to reform the emergency management arrangements in Niue.
Niue's Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management provides a three year plan of action to address existing gaps relating to vulnerability to climate change impacts and disasters. Developed in partnership with Pacific regional organisations (SPC/SOPAC and SPREP), the Government of Niue have identified five priority areas of attention, which form the goals in the JNAP Implementation Matrix.
The global impacts of desertification and land degradation prompted the United Nations Organization to adopt the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) in 1994. Niue acceded to the UNCCD on 12 August 1998 and entered into force on 10 November 1998. Under the CCD all parties to the Convention are expected to prepare and implement a National Action Programme (NAP). The action plan formulated and information presented are largely drawn from previous environmental reports and recommendations, which relate to land degradation and/or drought mitigation measures.
The aim of the Niue National Disaster Plan is to strengthen the resilience of Niue and its communities to national emergencies through the development of effective preparedness, response and recovery, arrangements. The plan reflects the commitment by the Government of Niue to strengthening the resilience of our nation and communities to disasters and supports the vision of the Pacific Regional Framework for Action 2005 ‐ 2015.
The objective of this Recovery Plan is to formulate and prioritise actions in order for Niue to recover from Cyclone Heta and to re‐build towards prosperity.