Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction

IAS Prelims 2023

India is hosting the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in November 2016 at New Delhi in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

This is the first AMCDRR after the advent of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRRR), adopted at the third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March, 2015.

It will set the direction of Sendai Framework implementation in the region.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Conference.

The Conference will aim at transforming the commitments of governments and stakeholders during the Sendai Conference into national and local action.

Established in 2005, AMCDRR is a biennial conference jointly organized 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.

The Conference will adopt the ‘Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’ endorsed by the Asian countries.