- Policies and plans
The Manila call for action of parliamentarians on applying disaster risk reduction as an instrument for achieving the Millennium Development Goals
This paper presents the parliamentarians commitment to pursue their plan of action at the national, regional and international levels in order to:
sustain the gains and advance the initiatives of parliamentarians in advocating for disaster risk reduction towards more sustainable socio-economic development in the region;
highlight the roles of parliamentarians and the priorities of government in making the needed changes happen to eliminate disaster risk, which unlike hazards are neither inevitable nor natural. It is the result of a Consultative Meeting for Asian Parliamentarians on disaster risk reduction as an instrument for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), held on 25-27 November 2010 in Manila, Philippines.