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 [https://www.undrr.org/publication/asia-pacific-action-plan-2021-2024-implementation-sendai-framework-disaster-risk]. The Action Plan informs the theme and intended deliberations of the Conference.