ASEAN Region Consultation on the Zero Draft of the Asia-Pacific Action Plan 2021-2024

Online
Organizer(s)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Association of South East Asian Nations
Event language(s)
English

ASEAN Region Consultation on the Zero Draft of the Asia-Pacific Action Plan 2021-2024

Background

The current regional Action Plan (2018-2021) of the Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 is coming to a close and work is underway to develop a new action plan, the Asia-Pacific Action Plan (2021-2024) for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with the continued aim to accelerate action to manage disaster and climate risk more effectively and ensure the achievement of the Sendai Framework in the Asia-Pacific region, while protecting development gains.

The new Action Plan will be launched in December 2021, at a virtual Special Session of the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Disaster Risk reduction (APP-DRR).

Current Status

The current zero draft of the plan is grounded in a review of the current state of implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in the region. This review is sourced from the deliberations at the APP-DRR Forums in November 2019 and December 2020, Sendai Framework and SDG Monitors, consultations with governments, inter-governmental organizations, stakeholder groups and international organizations, a survey conducted with national governments and secondary and other information sources.

It is important that the new Action Plan is relatively short, focused on key priority actions which are of particular importance in this conjuncture, in the recovery and Building Back Better and after COVID, and its recommended actions are sharp, concise and actionable as well as apt to enhance regional cooperation.

Expected Outcomes

In order to further develop and finalize the new Action Plan, online consultations are being organized with Member States, United Nations entities and stakeholder groups to ensure their views and suggestions are incorporated into the plan. 

In this context, ASEAN through its leadership in the region can assist with convening an online consultation with the ASEAN Member States in South-East Asia to ensure their feedback is received on the zero draft (see attached).

Participants

It is expected to have the participation of at least two officers from National Disaster Management Agencies or relevant ministries of ASEAN Member States who would be in the position to give feedback on the new Action Plan with the aim that the action plan addresses key priorities and accelerates action to manage disaster and climate risk more effectively in the ASEAN Region.

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