The forum was opened by the head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov. Welcoming the participants, he noted that human security – based development of the economies and prosperity of countries. Vladimir Puchkov urged the Forum participants to actively exchange ideas on issues of strengthening the capacity of APEC economies for the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations, and expressed hope for further effective cooperation in these matters.
the meeting of the 6th Forum of senior officials of emergency services APEC
The Forum was attended by delegations from 15 countries of APEC. The main question of the Forum is to strengthen the capacities of APEC economies, in particular, the development of control centres in crisis situations in the APEC economies and their integration into the international network. The meeting will have before it the draft recommendation on the establishment of a network of control centres in crisis situations in the region.
At the opening of Forum welcoming remarks were also made from representatives of the working group of the APEC emergency preparedness Wei-sen Li and Hu Ngen of Phuket has to offer.. It was noted that the risk of climate changes in the world affect the economic development of countries, and therefore the exchange of views and cooperation on issues of prevention are of paramount importance, and the APEC economic leaders understand the importance of this process.
The first session of the forum was devoted to the lessons of responding to large scale disasters and international innovations to reduce the risks of emergencies. The Forum participants – representatives of the APEC economies affected by large-scale disasters – shared relevant experiences and lessons learned. Vladimir Puchkov presented at the session "the Experience of the organization Department of the threat and emergence of emergency situations".
The session also featured presentations from representatives of several countries, including Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand. The representative of the Japanese delegation, in particular, spoke about a new basic plan on the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations, developed after a large-scale earthquake and tsunami in Eastern Japan. Discussions during the session allowed us to formulate the most effective approaches to reduction of risks of emergency situations and strategies to achieve economies to their prevention. The second part of the first day of the Forum will be focused on innovations and good practices capacity building in the field of prevention and liquidation of emergency situations in the APEC region.