India to host Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Oct 8, 2016 09:00 IST

India will host the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) from 3 November to 5 November 2016.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the conference that will be held in New Delhi in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The Conference will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe the practices in the region’s development narrative.

It will be the first AMCDRR after the introduction of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRRR), adopted at the third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March 2015. It will set the direction of Sendai Framework implementation in the region.

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Key highlights of the conference

The conference aims at transforming the commitments of governments and stakeholders during the Sendai Conference into national and local action.

The meet will focus on collaboration, consultation and partnership with governments and stakeholders to mainstream DRR in the region’s development narrative.

The conference will adopt the Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework endorsed by the Asian countries.

It will also consolidate the political commitment of governments towards preventing and reducing risk as well as strengthening resilience in the form of a political declaration.

Previous Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

First AMCDRR was held in China in 2005.
Second AMCDRR was held in India in 2007.
Third AMCDRR was held in Malaysia in 2008.
Fourth AMCDRR was held in Republic of Korea in 2010.
Fifth Asia Ministerial conference was held in Indonesia in 2012.

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