Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Disaster Information Management, First Session
The Commission in its resolution 71/11 decided to establish the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) as a regional institution of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Commission at its seventy-second session in May 2016, elected, along with the host country the Islamic Republic of Iran, the following members and associate members of ESCAP as members of the Governing Council of APDIM for the period 2016-2019: Bangladesh; Cambodia; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Turkey; and Macao, China. As a subsidiary body of ESCAP, APDIM is aligned with and contribute to the ESCAP programme of work. The Governing Council of the APDIM held its first session in New Delhi on 2 November 2016.