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India to host seventh Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2016

Mar 18, 2015 19:16 IST

India will host the seventh Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in 2016. This was announced by Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh on 17 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan.

Also, this will be the first AMCDRR to be hosted by India in the post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, though India had hosted the Second AMCDRR in 2007.

The conference in 2016 will be held in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The ministerial conference is set to endorse a regional implementation plan of the new post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. This will form a key element of the initial global effort to implement the new framework.

The Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Thailand from 23 June to 26 June 2014.

It was the final regional inter-governmental meeting in Asia before the completion of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-15 and the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015.

Previous Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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

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