0355 GMT January 24, 2019
According to a press release received by Iran Daily from the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran, top-ranking officials from Iran, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), the state members of APDIM governing council, and a number of delegates from Asia-Pacific countries will attend the opening ceremony.
In accordance with the ESCAP resolution 71/11, adopted in 2015, APDIM is established in Iran with the aim of reducing the risk and the negative impact of disasters in Asia and the Pacific by enhancing capacities of the regional countries and organizations in disaster information management.
With Iran's cooperation and contribution, the process for the establishment of APDIM was finalized in 2018 and the center is ready to provide services to the regional countries.
APDIM’s programs are focused around the following:
Firstly, it will serve as a knowledge and information repository for all disaster-related data in the region.
Secondly, APDIM will lead on capacity development by developing knowledge management tools and facilities such as e-learning platforms for disaster risk resilience with specific training modules.
Thirdly, APDIM will deliver information services on cross-border disasters to the countries and organizations of the region.