AMCDRR-2016 : Environment for UPSC Exams

AMCDRR-2016 : Environment for UPSC Exams

  • Established in 2005, the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) is a biennial conference jointly organized by different Asian countries and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

  • AMCDRR 2016 came to an end with the adoption of the ‘New Delhi Declaration’ and the ‘Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’.

  • This was the first Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) after the advent of the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR).

  • The SFDRR (2015-2030) was adopted by at the Third World Conference on DRR at Sendai in Japan in March, 2015.

  • New Delhi Declaration emphasizes upon:

    • It is a political statement spelling out the commitment of participating governments towards preventing and reducing disaster risk, and strengthening the resilience of communities, nations and the Asian region.

    • Recognising the need to accelerate the implementation of global frameworks, it commits to a people-centred and whole-of-society approach towards DRR.

    • It also emphasises the need to enhance the capacity of communities and ensure participation of all stakeholder groups towards achieving resilience.

  • The ‘Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’ focuses on the ‘How to’ reduce disaster risk at national and local levels.

  • It has arrived at a longer term road map of cooperation and collaboration, spanning the 15-year horizon of the Sendai Framework, as well as a two-year action plan to further disaster risk reduction with specific, actionable activities.

  • The Conference also commemorated the first World Tsunami Awareness Day to spread awareness on tsunami.

  • The observance of the day stressed on the importance of early warning systems and preparedness of communities in order to mitigate damage from the often devastating natural hazard.

  • The next AMCDRR will be held in Mongolia in 2018.

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