Union Minister seeks assistance from UNISDR to reduce disaster impacts

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye meets with Ms. Mami Mizutori at the Office of the United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye, who is in Geneva, Switzerland, attending the 69th Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme (Ex-COM), received Ms. Mami Mizutori, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
At the meeting, Dr. Win Myat Aye asked the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) to provide technical assistance to Myanmar, as the country is carrying out assessment of possible disasters in regions and states.
Myanmar is implementing the Myanmar Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction-2017 (MAPDRR), which was drafted in accordance with the Sendai Framework.
His ministry is also reviewing laws related to disasters to be able to carry out preparedness and response to disasters effectively with the use of the cooperation of the people.
Ms. Mami Mizutori pledged to aid works for disaster preparedness and reduction in Myanmar, acknowledging the country report submitted to MAPDRR, in accordance with the Sendai Framework.
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye also held talks with permanent representatives and officials of partner countries over Rakhine State issue including current humanitarian aid, readiness for repatriation in Rakhine State and efforts for the rule of law in the country.

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