30-31 May 2012 Seoul, KOREA
ADRC participated in the 7th Meeting of Typhoon Committee Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction which was jointly organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Typhoon Committee Secretariat, and the National Emergency Management Agency of the Republic of Korea in Seoul on 30-31 May 2012.
The about 40 participants who attended the meeting included representatives from China, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, as well as representatives from the organizing institutions and so on.
During the meeting, participants discussed future activities of the working group, such as upgrade of the Typhoon Committee Disaster Information System (TCDIS), and strengthening international cooperation, etc. ADRC gave a presentation about recent international cooperation activities, such as human resources development, technical support and so on.
The Typhoon Committee has two other working groups on meteorology and hydrology, in addition to the working group on disaster risk reduction.