15th RCC Meeting

15th RCC Meeting:

Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Coherence for Resilient and Inclusive Societies


Bangkok, Thailand



Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Thailand

Summary: The 15th annual meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand. The overarching theme of the 15th RCC meeting is “Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Coherence for Resilient and Inclusive Societies”.This is supplemented by four (4) sub-themes:
  • Sub-theme 1: Coherence and inclusion: Enhancing the implementation of coherence between the global frameworks through inclusive resilience
  • Sub-theme 2: Building resilience through inclusive and rights-based approaches
  • Sub-theme 3: Understanding and using data for resilience
  • Sub-theme 4: Defining resilience in fragile contexts


In line with the context of the theme and sub-themes, the following were the objectives of the 15th RCC meeting:

  • Discuss and identify milestones and critical priorities on the progress of the RCC member countries in reporting target E of by 2020, and ensuring coherence for resilient, integrated and inclusive societies in Asia and the Pacific;
  • Facilitate, share and present good practices and practical integration on building resilience through inclusive and human rights-based approaches in RCC member countries;
  • Share milestones, needs, and challenges of the RCC member countries on the Sendai Framework Monitoring (SFM), and identify innovative approaches in utilizing data for efficient and effective disaster and climate resilience measures;
  • And, discuss experiences and strategies towards building resilience in fragile contents. The 15th RCC meeting builds on the momentum established from the Islamabad Statement (13th RCC, 2016) and the Kathmandu Statement (14th RCC, 2018) coherence, including the Asia Regional Plan (2016), the Ulaanbaatar Declaration (2018), and most recently from the Global Platform on DRR (2019).


15th Meeting Agenda

15th Meeting Background Note

Bangkok Statement

Meeting Report

Summary of Proceedings