Ulaanbaatar Declaration urges Asia to enhance disaster preparedness
2018 AMCDRR highlights disaster risk reduction in sustainable development
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2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) is taking place under the theme “Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development” in Ulaanbaatar until July 6. The AMCDRR is a regional council platform aimed at building and strengthening the region's disaster prevention, preparedness and capacity to fight disaster. At the conference, the countries share their efforts and achievements in disaster risk reduction, advise, provide technical assistance to other countries, solve the challenges and issues jointly as well as lead the initiative of regional and cross-border disaster reduction, enabling ways to find effective solutions on that matter. Colonel, Deputy Chief of National Emergency Management Agency Ganzorig Tsogtbaatar remarked, “Mongolia’s comprehensive reform on disaster prevention is the reason why we are selected as the host of 2018 AMCDRR. Not many countries have secured the legal environment for disaster prevention. The fact that Mongolia shifted from disaster prevention to disaster risk management in such a short period of time has drawn other countries’ attention. We have approved a strategic paper in accordance with Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, calling for other countries to join the document.”
• AMCDRR is a regional council platform aimed at building and strengthening the region's disaster prevention, preparedness and capacity to fight disaster.
• Mongolia’s comprehensive reform on disaster prevention was the main reason for hosting the 2018 AMCDRR.
• This year’s goal is to finalize
strategic documents, such as
Ulaanbaatar Declaration and
Action Plan 2018-2020.
The main goal of this year’s
AMCDRR is to finalize strategic
documents, such as Ulaanbaatar
Declaration and Action Plan 2018-
2020 of the Asia Regional Plan
for implementation of the Sendai
Framework for Disaster Risk
Reduction 2015-2030. Mongolia
will also be responsible for the
monitoring and implementation
of these papers. The idea behind
the Ulaanbaatar Declaration is to
urgently accelerate actions to develop
and implement national and
local strategies on disaster risk
reduction, thereby achieving Sendai
Framework targets by 2020.
Furthermore, the officials view
that it will be an important impetus
to realize the need to focus on
underlying, interconnected and
evolving disaster risk factors such
as unplanned and rapid urbanisation,
population growth, and climate
change and poverty, as well as to
promote decentralisation of disaster
risk reduction responsibilities
and secure fiscal and financial allocation
of resources to support
implementation of disaster risk
reduction at the local level.
“This is about saving lives,
averting economic loss, protecting
the environment, and safeguarding
the social and cultural heritage
of communities and countries,”
highlighted Minister for Law Enforcement
and Cyber Security of
Australia Angus Taylor.