World Vision participated in the eighth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The eighth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), CO sponsored by the Government of Mongolia and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), opened on the afternoon of July 3, in the National Palace of Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. More than 3,000 people from more than 50 countries and regions, as well as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, scientific research institutions and enterprises attended the conference.

▲Mongolia Prime Minister Hužele Sukh delivered a speech at the opening ceremony (Source: Mongolian Government Website)

On behalf of the Chinese Government, Dr. Zheng Guoguang, Vice Minister of the China Emergency Management Ministry and Director of the China Earthquake Administration, attended the conference. World Vision has 15 people from 6 countries to participate in more than 20 conference sessions, and each country has shared experience in disaster prevention and mitigation in the local area. World Vision China participated in the meeting with representatives of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.

▲Ms. Leung Huimei, Regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Director of World Vision East Asia (first left)

Ms. Leung Huimei, Regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Director of World Vision East Asia, shared the results of the AMCDRR Children and Youth Survey Report 2018 and appealed for the government and society to give children more opportunities to participate in disaster prevention and mitigation activities, learnings and drills. 

During the meeting, representatives of the World Vision National Offices actively participated in the sub-conferences on different topics hosted by governments.

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is an important platform for exchanges and cooperation between countries in the Asian region in the field of disaster prevention and mitigation. It is co-organized by an Asian country and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction every two years. 

Children are the most vulnerable group in natural disasters, and must pay close attention to children's disaster prevention and mitigation work.