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Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR 2018) to be held in Mongolia this year.
Indian delegation will be headed by Union minister Kiren Rijiju.
What is AMCDRR ?
AMCDRR (Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction) is a biennial conference established in 2005.
The conference is managed by various Asian countries and UN office for disaster risk reduction (UNISDR).
World Tsunami Day, celebrated on 5 November of every year was also started by AMCDRR to spread awareness on tsunami.
In 2016, AMCDRR adopted "Delhi Declaration" and "Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework?"
What is Delhi Declaration
Delhi Declaration is a commitment from participating countries to prevent and reduce disaster risk in
Asian countries. It also emphasises on people-eccentric approach and commitment of whole society all stakeholder groups
towards achieving resilience.
What is Sendai Framework for DRR?
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) is an international document adopted by United Nations
member states at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan on March 2015.
It is the successor agreement to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005?2015), which had been the most encompassing
international accord to date on disaster risk reduction.