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Report of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management on its fifth session

Sources: Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management

Date: May 2021

The fifth session of the Governing Council of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) was held online on 26 January 2021, hosted by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Council addressed the programmatic and technical activities and the administrative and financial issues of the Centre.


The Council acknowledged the report on the activities of APDIM since its fourth session and noted with appreciation the conclusion of the Administrative and 
Financial Arrangement as the final step in establishing APDIM as a regional institution of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in line with Commission resolution 71/11.


The Council endorsed the Centre’s multi-year strategic programme of work (2021–2030) and annual programmes of work for 2021 and 2022 and acknowledged
the report on the administrative and financial status of the Centre. The Council encouraged members and associate members of ESCAP to mobilize financial and/or in-kind support for the Centre.


The Council expressed its deep appreciation to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for hosting APDIM and providing generous financial and
in-kind contributions to the Centre. It further expressed its thanks and appreciation to the governments of Cambodia and Macao, China, for providing financial
contributions to APDIM. In addition, it expressed its appreciation for the interest expressed by the Government of Turkey to host its sixth session. The Council extended its gratitude to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for hosting its fifth session.

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