UN-SPIDER participated in ISDR Asia Platform

Participants of the ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting in Bangkok
Participants of the ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting in Bangkok

UN-SPIDER participated in the first ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting of 2014, which was hosted in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22 to 24 April 2014. The meeting served mainly to discuss the preparation of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) and inputs to Post 2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (Hyogo Framework for Action 2).

During the IAP meeting, the pre-conference workshop proposed by UN-SPIDER and GFDRR (World Bank) at 6th AMCDRR was confirmed. This workshop is scheduled for 22 June at 09:00-12:30.

The meeting was also an opportunity for ISDR, ESCAP and other UN agencies to plan interventions to ensure that Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is well reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, UN-SPIDER discussed with JAXA, Sentinel Asia and ESCAP to make sure the topic of Space is given due consideration in the 6th AMCDRR and in the discussions about the post 2015 Framework for DRR during the World Conference on DRR at Sendai, Japan in March 2015.