UN-SPIDER participation in ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) meeting in Bangkok (24-26 March 2010)

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Regional Office for Asia & Pacific organized this meeting to focus on the next cycle of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) progress reporting, HFA mid-term review and the preparation for the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR). The meeting was attended by 19 countries from the Asia-Pacific region, and by intergovernmental organizations namely ASEAN, APEC and SOPAC, UN agencies, donors and other organizations involved in disaster risk reduction (DRR).

The participation in the IAP meeting provided an opportunity for UN-SPIDER to contribute in the working group on HFA reporting and in the working group on the Asian Ministerial Conference. Being part of these working groups provided the opportunity to promote the use of space-based information in DRR and to ensure that space-based information is considered as an important component in all DRR related initiatives within the Asia-Pacific region including AMCDRR. The fourth AMCDRR meeting will take place in the Republic of Korea from 25-28 October 2010.
Read about meeting with Thailand National Focal Points: UN-SPIDER at GISTDA

Contact: Shirish Ravan (shirishravan [at] unoosa.org)