Bali to Host UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

This year Indonesia is lined up to host a number of prestigious international events, one of which is the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022 which will be held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Bali, on 23 – 28 May 2022.

The GPDRR is a multi-stakeholder conference organized by the United Nations (UN) Agency. This conference is a very valuable momentum for the Indonesian government to show its leadership in encouraging global partners to strengthen collaboration to recover together from the crisis, especially in the context of climate change to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. In other words, GPDRR will be a space to review progress, share knowledge, and discuss the latest developments and trends in disaster risk reduction efforts.

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, in his statement, said that the recovery of the tourism and creative economy sector after the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy based on the pillars of innovation, adaptation, and collaboration to deliver policies that are right on target, with the right benefits, and on time. The appointment of Indonesia as the host of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction shows the world that Indonesia is increasingly resilient and strong in dealing with disasters. Indonesia itself is one of the countries that implement best practices for pandemic control in the world.

In addition, President Joko Widodo advised that this international forum is not only to show Indonesia’s role and practice in reducing disaster risk but also to become a momentum in promoting Indonesia’s tourism and creative economy to the 2022 GPDRR delegates who are projected to be attended by more than 5,000 participants from 193 countries.

April 27, 2022, detikTravel