Australia hosts UN conference on regional disaster risk reduction

In partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Australia will host the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction from September 19 - 22, 2022.

Australian Minister for Emergency Management Murray Watt said the four-day event would involve the private sector, local communities, academia, civil society, and governments to discuss building disaster resistance and mitigating the effect of future disasters. The minister highlighted the necessity of efforts to increase resilience to climate hazards, citing the frequency of disasters in the Asia-Pacific region.

News article – The Mandarin