The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) is the main regional platform for promoting coordination and cooperation in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
The APMCDRR brings together UN Member States, intergovernmental organisations, international and regional organisations and stakeholder groups to accelerate progress on disaster risk reduction.
The APMCDRR 2021 will be the ninth session of this conference and the third since the adoption of the Sendai Framework. Originally planned for 2020 the conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the APMCDRR 2021 will be hosted by the Australian Government and will be a virtual conference.
Occurring amid the ongoing pandemic in the most disaster-prone region in the world, the APMCDRR 2021 presents an opportunity to transform how the region governs disaster risk and to build back better in recovery.
Without such a shift, development gains in the Asia-Pacific region could be wiped away by disaster losses, threatening the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The APMCDRR 2021 will promote a shift towards multi-hazard and multi-stakeholder inclusive and accessible disaster risk governance to prevent future disasters, reduce disaster losses and build resilience.
Informed by sub-regional, multi-stakeholder consultations and forums, the outcomes of the APMCDRR 2021 will include the Brisbane Declaration, the Asia-Pacific Action Plan for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, and stakeholder voluntary commitments.