This is the Co-Chair summary of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR). Participants re-affirmed their commitment to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which lies at the nexus of sustainable development, climate and humanitarian agendas, and is an enabler of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Agenda for Humanity and the New Urban Agenda, with the Asia-Pacific Action Plan 2021-2024 for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework intended to accelerate their implementation.
The Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework is an important benchmark of progress towards the achievement of the goal, outcomes, priority actions and guiding principles of the Sendai Framework. It will enable us to identify the priorities that must be accelerated, those that must be honed to better reflect the future risk environment and to identify areas of inadequate data. The co-chairs agreed to bring these priorities to forthcoming events and processes, including (but not limited to) the 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Summit, the UN Water Conference, COP27 and COP28, the Fourth SIDS Conference, and the follow-up arrangements to the SAMOA Pathway and the Vienna Programme of Action. They call on governments to submit timely reports based on the best available data to UNDRR on national progress towards implementing the Sendai Framework and, subsequently, to transform the findings of the Midterm Review into enhanced domestic and international cooperation in order to accelerate progress in the Asia-Pacific region.