The 2020 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) will be convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and hosted by the Australian Government in Brisbane, Australia from 29 June – 2 July.
Attracting more than 3,000 delegates from over 40 countries, the APMCDRR is the largest gathering in the Asia-Pacific to progress disaster risk reduction efforts. Participants include ministers, government officials, representatives of the private sector, non-for-profits, civil society, and vulnerable groups.
The theme for the conference is ‘Making a change: Accelerating the transformation to risk-informed development. Enabling local and inclusive disaster resilience.’
With the Asia-Pacific the most disaster-prone region in the world, the conference provides an important opportunity to review risk reduction efforts, and for countries and organisations to make actionable commitments against the Sendai Framework. At the centrepiece, will be the release of the Brisbane Declaration and an Asia-Pacific Action Plan which will identify key priorities in the region.