These are events within the framework of the year Vietnam as Chairman of the ASEAN Committee on Natural Disaster Management in 2023. The series of meetings aims to discuss progress in implementing the ASEAN Agreement Work Program on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) period 2021-2025 to prepare a report for the 43rd annual meeting of ACDM and the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management.
Attending the above events were more than 50 international delegates who were leaders and officials of natural disaster prevention and control agencies of 10 ASEAN member countries, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the AHA Centre, ASEAN development partners (including China, Korea, Japan, New Zealand) and a number of international organizations in the region.
Speaking at the opening of the Meeting, the representative of Vietnam Co-Chair - VDDMA Deputy Director General Nguyen Van Tien assessed: "The AADMER work program for the period 2021-2025 has come a long way, and many progresses have been recorded in natural disaster management, especially from the perspective of global leadership, but we still need to make more efforts. On this occasion, The meeting will discuss methods of implementing work at the regional level to achieve better efficiency to contribute more to the realization of ASEAN's vision of becoming a global leader in natural disaster management. ASEAN, in line with the ASEAN Vision 2025 on Disaster Management."
Delegates from different countries took souvenir photos to promote the spirit of "One ASEAN, One Response"
In addition, events during the meeting week were also attended by representatives of a number of ministries, agencies, departments and branches who are members of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control; leaders and staff of specialized units of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The 6th meeting of the ACDM Working Group on Global Leadership and the Mid-Term Review Consultation Meeting of the AADMER Work Program for the period 2021-2025 on Priority Program 5 took place on September 13, 2023. Mr. Nguyen Van Tien, VDDMA Deputy Director General, on behalf of the Chairman of the ASEAN Committee on Natural Disaster Management 2023, chaired the meeting.
The Working Group Meeting will review the progress of activities under the Priority Programme 5 'Global Leadership’ of the AADMER Work Programme 2021-2025. The outcomes of the Working Group Meeting will be reported to the 43rd Meeting of the ACDM, scheduled to be held in October 2023 in Ha Long, Viet Nam.
In addition, on September 12 and September 14-15, a number of related meetings will take place: Workshop on the Key Findings of the ASEAN Capacity Building Impact Study and Transition to the Development of ASEAN Capacity Building Roadmap; Review Workshop on the ASCEND Framework and Workshop on the Development of ASCEND Sustainability Strategy, etc.
Previously, the Workshop on the Key Findings of the ASEAN Capacity Building Impact Study and Transition tothe Development of ASEAN Capacity Building Roadmap took place on September 12, 2023.
* Vietnam acts as the Chairman of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM):
Vietnam has been showing itself to be an active and highly reputable member of ASEAN, in which ASEAN cooperation on Natural Disaster Management is an important content of ASEAN cooperation in the Socio-Cultural Community pillar.
In recent years, despite being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam has still actively participated in implementing the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and operating the ASEAN Control Center. ASEAN region on humanitarian assistance for natural disasters (AHA Center) to respond to major natural disasters in the region, support a number of ASEAN countries to respond to natural disasters in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, as well as develop Deploy ASEAN's humanitarian support in Myanmar under the direction of ASEAN leaders. Currently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is the focal agency and has actively participated in activities and regional cooperation mechanisms on natural disaster management.
According to the rotation order among ASEAN countries, in 2023, Vietnam will assume the position of Chairman of cooperation mechanisms including:
- Chairman of the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMMM), Chairman of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), Chairman of AMMDM + Korea, AMMDM + China, AMMDM + Japan.
- Chairman of ACDM, Chairman of ACDM + Korea, ACDM + China, ACDM + Japan and Chairman of the AHA Center Board of Directors.
Hosting a major forum on natural disaster management in the ASEAN region is Vietnam's obligation, but also an opportunity for us to proactively lead, contribute to improving efficiency, position and demonstrate our role. of Vietnam in ASEAN cooperation on natural disaster management in particular and in building the ASEAN Community and relations between ASEAN and its partners in general.
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