Considering that:

Anticipating and preparing for disasters saves lives and prevents massive economic losses;

The communities facing risks, hazards and vulnerabilities are best placed to address them effectively and sustainably;

When a disaster happens, it is community members, volunteers and local organizations who are the first to respond, regardless of their skills, training or available resources;

Partnerships and collaboration between Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, governments, international organizations, civil society, business and academia, from local to global, will be the only way forward to deliver results at scale and bring about lasting change in communities;

Because there will be no sustainable agenda without greater investment and focus on efforts owned, led and carried out by people themselves,

We want to engage and inspire one billion people to take active steps to strengthen their resilience by 2025,


Action plan

commit by the end of 2019 to:

    1. Expand our advocacy for systematic focus on disaster preparedness, risk reduction, first aid and associated policy frameworks;
    2. Drive more resources to local organizations and communities to enable them to withstand shocks and reduce their vulnerabilities;
    3. Build the capacity of local actors, including Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and their branches, to further develop capabilities in resilience building and partnerships;
    4. Convene coalitions from governments at local, national and international levels, international organizations, civil society, business and academia to share common ambitions, risks, accountability and successes;
    5. Increase accountability at all levels through improved and regular monitoring and reporting, on the progress made in building resilience and contributing to implement the Sustainable Development Goals;
    6. Mobilize people, communities, cities and partners to engage in the One Billion Coalition for Resilience.


Pledge data

Pledge by International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Number: OP320021

Country: Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Dominica, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, International, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Yemen, Zambia

Themes: Community resilience

Institution: Government, International component, National Society

Pledge type: Open


Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross Society
Indonesian Red Cross
Japanese Red Cross
Spanish Red Cross
Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire
Red Cross Society of Niger
Red Cross Society of Guinea
French Red Cross
Congolese Red Cross
Finnish Red Cross
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society
Icelandic Red Cross
Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society
Danish Red Cross
Belize Red Cross Society
Colombian Red Cross Society
Honduran Red Cross
Mali Red Cross
Suriname Red Cross
Kazakh Red Crescent
Croatian Red Cross
Indian Red Cross Society
The Sudanese Red Crescent
The South African Red Cross Society
Yemen Red Crescent Society
Norwegian Red Cross
Dominica Red Cross Society
The Guyana Red Cross Society
The Barbados Red Cross Society
Malagasy Red Cross Society
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
The Republic of Korea National Red Cross
Costa Rican Red Cross
Peruvian Red Cross
Uruguayan Red Cross
Qatar Red Crescent Society
Pakistan Red Crescent Society
Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan
Colombian Red Cross Society
Chilean Red Cross
Zambia Red Cross Society
Singapore Red Cross Society
Maldivian Red Crescent
Red Cross of Benin
Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Ethiopian Red Cross Society
New Zealand Red Cross
Haiti Red Cross Society
Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan
Brazilian Red Cross
The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
Pakistan Red Crescent Society
American Red Cross
Moroccan Red Crescent
Latvian Red Cross
Central African Red Cross Society
Huberet Pierre
Red Cross of Chad

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