Women need to be at the core of the humanitarian response on climate change
May 30, 2016
The United Nations Population Fund tells UN summit that women and young people need to be at the core of a humanitarian response on climate change.
UNFPA executive director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin told participants: “It is time to put women, adolescent girls and young people at the centre of humanitarian action. It is time to meet their needs and full participation and leadership as first responders. Together we need to do more to protect their rights, their safety and guarantee their dignity.”
The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands are ranked in the top 10 at risk countries worldwide