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India will host the seventh Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in 2016.

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The Asian ministerial conference is set to endorse a regional implementation plan of the new post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. This will form a key element of the initial global effort to implement the new framework.

Points to Remember:

  • Asian Ministerial Conference was announced on 17 March 2015.
  • Asian Ministerial Conference was announced by Home Minister of India Rajnath at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan.
  • This will be the first AMCDRR to be hosted by India in the post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, though India had hosted the Second AMCDRR in 2007.
  • The conference in 2016 will be held in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
  • The Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Thailand from 23 June to 26 June 2014.