Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction
The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific manages a number of platforms and programs to support disaster risk reduction efforts and accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the region.
ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP)
The ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) was set up in 2003 as an informal multi-stakeholder forum to promote disaster risk reduction in the Asia & Pacific region. Organised and convened by the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the forum has grown to become one of the most important regional platforms for DRR. The forum includes governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the UN, international organizations, and bilateral and multilateral donors. The IAP advances disaster risk reduction through supporting the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the Asia Regional Plan.
Asian Ministerial Conference
The Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) serves as the main regional platform for promoting coordination and cooperation on DRR and the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Held every two years, the AMCDRR brings together Member States and Intergovernmental Organisations, along with international and national organisations and stakeholder groups, to accelerate progress in disaster risk reduction. The conference is instrumental in strengthening DRR in the region by sharing good practice and knowledge and forging partnerships.
The eighth session of this conference, and the second after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, was co-hosted by the Government of Mongolia and UNISDR in Ulaanbaatar, 3-6 July 2018. Key outcome documents from the 2018 AMCDRR were the Ulaanbaatar Declaration and the regional Action Plan 2018-2020. It was attended by 3584 participants from 50 countries and over 1500 organisations participated in the Conference, which featured several substantive sessions and a high-level Asian Leaders Meeting. The next AMCDRR will be in the year 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Australia.
HFA Regional Synthesis Report Asia Pacific 2009 - 2011
The report is based on a review and analysis of the national progress reports shared by 27 countries in the region for both the current period as well as previous review periods, progress reports shared by regional organisations such as South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, the four AMCDRR declarations and action plans, the Regional Synthesis Report for the period 2007-2009, and interviews with key informants in the region.
Making Cities Resilient "My city is getting ready!" campaign
Central to the Making Cities Resilient: “My city is getting ready!” World Disaster Reduction Campaign is a partnering initiative of local government alliances for disaster risk reduction with peer learning opportunities. The aim of the campaign is to encourage mayors, local governments and national authorities to take action towards making cities resilient as part of sustainable urbanization.
One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals Campaign
The One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals Campaign encourages an individual, a family, a community, an organization, a government, a business or any other entity to make a pledge for a school or hospital and make them safer now to survive disasters. Schools refer to all educational institutions and hospitals refer to all health facilities.
Building Private Sector Resilience in Asia Pacific
UNISDR works with Asian-based corporations taking an active interest in integrating disaster risk management into their core business practices, by creating open dialogue where opportunities and barriers can be explored and roles and responsibilities can be better articulated. The DRR-PSPis a global and regional initiative between UNISDR and members of the private sector seeking to mobilize action to reduce the risk of disaster on their current business and future investments.
HotelResilient Initiative - Strengthening Resilience in the Tourism Sector
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in cooperation with the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has launched the hotel resilient initiative to build on the recommendations of the Global Assessment Report 2013 and implement effective disaster risk management through standard and certification programmes.
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