The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated a need to ensure that the Sendai Framework, the Bangkok Principles, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (EDRM) Framework are followed by countries to effectively deal with the ongoing crisis and minimize the possibility and impact of a future one.
The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) report provides a snapshot of the latest DRR progress Mongolia has achieved under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework. It also highlights some of the key challenges surrounding the issue of creating coherence
Ulaanbaatar joined the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative, under which it developed a DRR plan that includes increased investments in reconstructing, retrofitting and assessing the safety of buildings. The plan also entails identifying safety zones and protecting livestock.
Australia will host the 2020 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which will have strong participation from Pacific islands and showcase the work of the National Resilience Taskforce.
The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction closed today with the adoption of the Ulaanbataar Declaration, agreement on a two year plan of action and the news that Australia will host the next Conference in 2020.