Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific
The UNDRR Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) supports disaster risk reduction efforts across the Asia-Pacific region. ROAP works with governments, United Nations Country Teams, regional and international organizations, and other stakeholder groups, to protect people from disasters, build resilience and support sustainable development.
ROAP covers a total of 39 countries and 13 territories. It is based in Bangkok, Thailand, with a sub-regional office in Suva, Fiji, a liaison office in Kobe, Japan, and an office for North-East Asia in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
UNDRR Asia and Pacific
7th Floor Secretariat Building UN ESCAP Complex 76 Rajadamnern Nok Ave
Phone: +66 02288 2745
|COUNTRY||OFFICIAL FOCAL POINT||TYPE||CONTACT||WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Afghanistan||Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority||Sendai Framework||0093799459913||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Australia||Department of Home Affairs||Sendai Framework||+61 2 6264 1111||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Bangladesh||Ministry of Disaster and Relief||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Bhutan||Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs - Bhutan||Sendai Framework||+975 2322301||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Brunei Darussalam||National Disaster Management Centre||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Cambodia||National Committee for Disaster Management (Cambodia)||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|China||Ministry of Emergency Management||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Cook Islands||Emergency Management Cook Islands||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Fiji||National Disaster Management Office||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Fiji||Fiji National Disaster Management Office||National Platform||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|India||Ministry of Home Affairs (India)||Sendai Framework||+94 1123092011||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Indonesia||National Agency for Disaster Management||National Platform||+62 2121281200||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Indonesia||National Agency for Disaster Management||Sendai Framework||+62 2121281200||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Iran, Islamic Rep of||Ministry of Interior||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Japan||Cabinet Office, Government of Japan||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Kiribati||Kiribati - government||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Korea, Dem People's Rep of||State Committee for Emergency and Disaster Management||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Korea, Dem People's Rep of||Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Bangkok||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Korea, Rep of||Ministry of the Interior and Safety||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic||Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Malaysia||National Disaster Management Agency||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Maldives||National Disaster Management Centre (Maldives)||Sendai Framework||+960 3328790||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Marshall Islands||National Disaster Management Office||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Micronesia, Fed States of||Department of Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Management||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Mongolia||National Emergency Management Agency (Mongolia)||Sendai Framework||+976 11262182||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Myanmar||Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement||Sendai Framework||+95 567 404020||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Nauru||Disaster Risk Management Office under the Ministry of Commerce Industry & Environment. Government of Nauru||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Nepal||Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA)||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|New Caledonia||Office of Regional Cooperation and External Relations - Government of New Caledonia||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|New Zealand||Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade||Sendai Framework||64 4 439 8000 Fax 64 4||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Niue||Niue - government||Sendai Framework||+683 4073||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Pakistan||National Disaster Management Authority (Pakistan)||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Palau||National Emergency Management Office||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Papua New Guinea||National Disaster Centre||Sendai Framework||+ 675 301 1053||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Philippines||National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council||Sendai Framework||+63 29115061-4||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Samoa||Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Solomon Islands||National Disaster Management Office (Solomon Islands)||Sendai Framework||+677 27836||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Sri Lanka||Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Thailand||Ministry of Interior (Thailand)||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Timor-Leste||National Disaster Risk Management Directorate, Ministry of Social Solidarity Timor Leste||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Tokelau||Office for Tokelau Affairs||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Tonga||Ministry of Infrastructure||Sendai Framework||+62 67626340||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Tuvalu||National Disaster Management Office, Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Tuvalu||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Vanuatu||National Disaster Management Office (Vanuatu)||Sendai Framework||COUNTRY PROFILE|
|Viet Nam||Vietnam Disaster Management Authority||Sendai Framework||VIEW WEBSITE||COUNTRY PROFILE|
News and events
The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific manages a number of platforms and programs to support disaster risk reduction efforts and accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the region.
The Asia-Pacific Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction (APP-DRR) Forum [formerly known as the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP)] was set up in 2003 as an informal multi-stakeholder forum to promote disaster risk reduction in the Asia & Pacific region. Organised and convened by the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the forum has grown to become one of the most important regional platforms for DRR. The forum includes governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the UN, international organizations, and bilateral and multilateral donors. The APP-DRR advances disaster risk reduction through supporting the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the Asia Regional Plan.
The Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) serves as the main regional platform for promoting coordination and cooperation on DRR and the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Held every two years, the AMCDRR brings together Member States and Intergovernmental Organisations, along with international and national organisations and stakeholder groups, to accelerate progress in disaster risk reduction. The conference is instrumental in strengthening DRR in the region by sharing good practice and knowledge and forging partnerships.
The eighth session of this conference, and the second after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, was co-hosted by the Government of Mongolia and UNDDR in Ulaanbaatar, 3-6 July 2018. Key outcome documents from the 2018 AMCDRR were the Ulaanbaatar Declaration and the regional Action Plan 2018-2020. It was attended by 3584 participants from 50 countries and over 1500 organisations participated in the Conference, which featured several substantive sessions and a high-level Asian Leaders Meeting. The next AMCDRR will be in the year 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Australia.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDDR) in cooperation with the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has launched the hotel resilient initiative to build on the recommendations of the Global Assessment Report 2013 and implement effective disaster risk management through standard and certification programmes.
Central to the Making Cities Resilient: “My city is getting ready!” World Disaster Reduction Campaign is a partnering initiative of local government alliances for disaster risk reduction with peer learning opportunities. The aim of the campaign is to encourage mayors, local governments and national authorities to take action towards making cities resilient as part of sustainable urbanization.
The One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals Campaign encourages an individual, a family, a community, an organization, a government, a business or any other entity to make a pledge for a school or hospital and make them safer now to survive disasters. Schools refer to all educational institutions and hospitals refer to all health facilities.
UNDDR works with Asian-based corporations taking an active interest in integrating disaster risk management into their core business practices, by creating open dialogue where opportunities and barriers can be explored and roles and responsibilities can be better articulated. The DRR-PSPis a global and regional initiative between UNDDR and members of the private sector seeking to mobilize action to reduce the risk of disaster on their current business and future investments.