6AMCDRR: 6th Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction

Meeting or Conference
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM); Thailand - government
Other organizer:
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (UNISDR AP)
23-26 Jun 2014
Thailand (Bangkok)

The biennial Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction brings Ministers in charge of disaster risk management, governments, communities and other stakeholders from Asia and the Pacific region to reaffirm their commitment to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The conference also serves as a forum to exchange experiences on successful practices and innovative approaches in advancing the agenda of risk reduction and resilience building.

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR (6AMCDRR), hosted by the Royal Government of Thailand aims:

  • To encourage stronger political commitment and investment for disaster risk reduction.
  • To shape an actionable and collaborative framework in Asia Pacific for 3rd World Conference on DRR and the post-2015 framework for DRR.
  • To promote sharing of knowledge and practices in DRR and resilience building.

Building on the previous conferences, the 6AMCDRR would address the following issues:

  1. Enhance resilience at local (sub-national) levels
  2. Increase public investments for disaster and climate risk management to protect development gains
  3. Strengthen the engagement of private sector - Public-Private Partnership for DRR

Possible outcomes of the 6AMCDRR are:

  • A Declaration on DRR and HFA implementation 2014-2015, supported by Stakeholder Statements of Commitment
  • Formal inputs by the region on the draft HFA2 document
  • Proposal for engaging with stakeholders for the 3WCDR and obtaining commitments for HFA2 implementation
  • Compilation of sound practices in Asia and the Pacific on how to do DRR, especially to address the issues brought up in HFA2 consultations as the region’s contribution to 3WCDRR and to shape up the implementation of HFA2.

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