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19 to 22 September 2022 | By invitation only

Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction

Convened by UNDRR, the APMCDRR is the main regional platform in Asia-Pacific for promoting coordination and cooperation on DRR and the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It brings together UN Member States, intergovernmental organisations, international and national organisations and stakeholder groups, to accelerate progress on disaster risk reduction.

As the first regional platform since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the APMCDRR will be organized under the theme: “From Crisis to Resilience: Transforming the Asia-Pacific Region’s future through disaster risk reduction.”

Transitioning from Asia Ministerial Conference to Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference, the conference includes the Pacific SIDS for the first time. As the most disaster impacted subregion of Asia-Pacific it offers opportunities to broaden regional co-operation initiatives further.

The Conference is organised around three main pillars (investing in resilience and preparedness; shock-proofed infrastructure and systems, and resilient communities) and three cross-cutting themes (localization, inclusion and science, technology and knowledge) in line with the mid-term review of the Sendai Framework of Action and Our Common Agenda.

The conference is expected to  deliver a Political Declaration (the Brisbane Declaration), a  document negotiated among member States and to endorse the Asia-Pacific Action Plan 2021-2024 for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 []. The Action Plan informs the theme and intended deliberations of the Conference.

See the full program here (link:

ESCAP engagements:

UNDRR & WMO Center for Climate and Disaster Resilience. Panel discussion: how to avert the humanitarian consequences of climate change

Date: Monday, 19 September, 11.15–12.15



Partner Event: Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – Talanoa Event

Date: Tuesday, 20 September, 13:30-14:30



Venue: M2


Meeting with the UNDRR SRSG, Mami Mizutori, UNDRR Director, Ricardo Mena, and other representatives from the UN system during the APMCDRR

Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 10:55-11:15

Venue: Concord Boardroom at the BCEC



Spotlight event: Disaggregated data, country diagnostics and leaving no one behind

Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 13:30-14:30



Venue: M3

Moderator: Ms. Rikke Hansen

Co-organizers: ESCAP, UNDRR, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Speakers: Australia (govt), Mongolia (govt), Pakistan (private sector), SPC



Partner event: Technology and Innovation for Disaster Resilience through Public-Private, multisectoral and regional partnerships– led by FAO and IFRC

Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 15:30-16:30



Venue:  M2


Spotlight Session 2: “Supporting health system resilience through the Bangkok Principles”

Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 17:00-18:00



Venue: M4

Moderator- Ms. Tiziana Bonapace, Director, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction (in person)

Panelist- Ms. Madhurima Sarkar-Swaisgood (online); “Building health resilient systems through disaster preparedness- ESCAP Risk and Resilience Portal as a tool for application.



Online Portal

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Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division [email protected]
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