The 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was co-organised by UNISDR and the Government of Mongolia from 3-6 July 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
The Ulaanbaatar Declaration was adopted, and a two-year Action Plan agreed, to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia. The Sendai Framework is the global plan adopted by UN member states in 2015 to reduce disaster losses.
“Recognize that science and technology research and its application, including in space and spatial, and information and communication technology, have and will continue to have a significant role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” According to the Ulaanbaatar Declaration.
The Action Plan suggests that ” Strengthen regional knowledge exchange, including through forums and mechanisms for data and technology sharing, as well as good practices and lessons, peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing and North-South cooperation, complemented by South-South and triangular cooperation.”
During the conference, IRDR also presented its Official Sstatement and underlined the importance of an inter-disciplinary approach in DRR. IRDR is committed to advance its mission to develop trans-disciplinary, multi-sectorial alliances for in-depth, practical DRR research and studies, and the application of their significant findings to relevant policies, plans and practices for risk reduction and resilience building.
Download:Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Statement to 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction