Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Date:
19–22 September 2022

View of Brisbane

Hosted by the Australian Government and convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 19 – 22 September. 

Expected to attract up to 3,000 delegates from more than 40 countries, the APMCDRR is one of the most important gatherings in the Asia-Pacific to progress disaster risk reduction efforts. Participants include ministers, government officials, representatives of the private sector, not-for-profits, civil society, and vulnerable groups.

APMCDRR will follow the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in May, to be hosted by Indonesia in Bali. The conference will have strong links to the outcomes of the global forum and will focus these outcomes on the Asia-Pacific region.

The theme for the conference is ‘From Crisis to Resilience: Transforming the Asia-Pacific Region’s future through disaster risk reduction.’

As the Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world, the conference provides an important opportunity to review efforts to prevent new and reduce existing risks, and for countries and organisations to make actionable commitments against the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This is particularly relevant as the APMCDRR will occur during the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework, which provides countries with an opportunity to assess where action must be accelerated.