The ASEAN Secretariat and its partners convened the commemoration of the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management on 14 October 2021, in conjunction with the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) every 13 October. The commemoration was held via teleconference and hosted by Singapore as the current Chair of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM).
This year’s theme, “Strengthening Partnership and Innovation for Disaster Management in ASEAN”, in line with the IDDRR 2021 theme, was adopted from the Sendai Framework Target to “substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030”.
There are key documents were launched by the ASEAN Secretariat during the event, which is set to be strategic actions in disaster management in the next five years, especially among its Member States. More details about the event and the report launched can be found here.