The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s delegation has attended a conference for ministers for emergency situations of Asian countries, which has been held in the city of Ulan-Bator.
Representatives of emergency response agencies from 29 countries of Asia took part in the conference. The topics of discussion were disaster management and new approaches to safety and prevention of emergencies. Worked out recommendations will form the basis of new framework programs to decrease the number of emergencies.
The Head of the Siberian Regional Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Sergei Didenko gave a report. In his speech, he pointed out that economical processes, which have the form of legal, organizational and technological methos that allow regulating the level of safety and manipulate processes connected with prevention and mitigation of emergencies play the most important role in risk management. As an example of the most efficient use of such processes, Sergei Didenko used insurance against risks, social support of the population, improvement of system for strategic planning, rational location of businesses and settlements from the point of view of natural, man-caused and biological and social hazards, as well as investments into safety.
Special attention was given to implementation of Sendai Framework Program in the Russian Federation. In particular, he talked about introduction of the Safe City hardware and software complex, development of the universal state system for prevention and mitigation of emergencies, development of national standards and organizational and legal base.
Additionally, the Russian Emergencies Ministry proposes to pay special attention to data exchange on emergencies and their threats between the countries. To achieve that, a global network of crisis management centers must be established, as it will allow affected and helping states to exchange data directly, avoiding diplomatic channels, cutting down latencies, misunderstanding and even loss of important information.
International cooperation between emergency agencies of Russian and Mongolia were demonstrated as an example of efficient cooperation. Rescue services of both countries constantly exchange current data on natural, man-caused, biological and social threats, using joint efforts to efficiently tackle emergencies at border areas. Both countries also have established cooperation in personnel training.
Participants of the conference highly praised and supported the initiatives presented by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, as they are instrumental in resolving the most important tasks to save lives and health of people, as well as decrease the impact of emergencies to economy and ecology.
The conference was organized by the Government of Mongolia in cooperation with the United Nations to catalyze cooperation and set new tasks for achievement of global and regional gaols to decrease the impact of possible threats.