President Jokowi Calls for Thorough Preparation for GPDRR Meeting in 2022
Date 15 Oktober 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called for a thorough preparation for the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR).
For the record, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by the UN General Assembly to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.
The 7th session of the Global Platform is slated to be held in Bali province.
“These meetings, including one that will be held later in Indonesia, are aimed at monitoring, evaluating, as well as collecting various kinds of new trends as well as new methods adopted by various countries as good practices to serve as the basis for preparing action plans in the next two years,” Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK) Muhadjir Effendy said via video conference after a Limited Meeting on the Preparations of the 2022 GPDRR, Thursday (15/10).
“Indonesia is ready to hold the meeting. The President instructed us to be as well-prepared as possible,” he said.
Muhadjir stated that the Government has started the preparation for the global forum. “We begin to identify the needs and issues that must be resolved immediately so that the meeting will run smoothly. We will learn (from) our experiences in hosting international events,” he said.
The President, Muhadjir continued, also emphasized that this momentum should be utilized for the national interest of Indonesia. It is an opportunity for Indonesia to promote good practices in disaster handling, both natural and non-natural disasters, he said.
The meeting, Muhadjir went on to say, should also serve to rebuild the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We hope that the COVID-19 pandemic has entered its final phase during the holding of this meeting and we will begin to swiftly restore our economy, especially in the tourism sector,” he added. (FID/UN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Muhardi