India to host conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) India will host the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) here next month, it was announced on Thursday.

The three-day conference, to held from from November 3, is being organised in collaboration with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), an official statement here said.

“This is the first AMCDRR after the advent of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), adopted at the third UN world conference in Sendai, Japan in March last year. It will set the direction of Sendai Framework implementation in the region,” it said.

The conference, which aims at transforming the commitments of governments and stakeholders during the Sendai Conference into national and local action, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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It will adopt the Asian Regional Plan for implementation of the Sendai Framework endorsed by the asian countries.

It will also consolidate the political commitment of governments towards preventing and reducing risk as well as strengthening resilience in the form of a political declaration, the statement said.

It added that voluntary statements of action of stakeholder groups towards a shared responsibility approach in implementation of the SFDRR would also be adopted.

Established in 2005, AMCDRR is a biennial conference jointly organised by different asian countries and the UNISDR.

So far, six AMCDRR conferences have been organised. India had also hosted the second AMCDRR in New Delhi in 2007.



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