The 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) held on 19 – 22 September in Brisbane, Australia is the main regional platform in Asia-Pacific for promoting coordination and cooperation on DRR and the implementation of the Sendai Framework. The conference brings together UN Member States, intergovernmental, international, national organisations and stakeholder groups.
As the region most impacted by disasters, the Asia-Pacific has the most to gain from preventing disasters or reducing their impacts. Over the last 20 years the region has suffered the highest number of disaster events in the world. It is home to 70% of all people who have been displaced by disasters and was also the first to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the region is experiencing more extreme weather events as a result of climate change.
The APMCDRR provided a key opportunity to review efforts to prevent and reduce disaster risks and build resilience, and to increase cooperation across countries in the Asia-Pacific.
5 minute debrief video above gives a summary of the extensive deliberations, working sessions, partner events, co-chair statement etc across the 3 days. Links to some of the key documents mentioned in the video are as below: