IRNA – Iran’s Head of the Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht and UN Under Secretary General Shamshad Akhtar signed an MoU on establishing Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) office in Tehran.
APDIM which is a center affiliated with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) was proposed by Iran.
The center aims to provide ESCAP member states with information on disasters especially earthquake.
From among 40 main natural disasters in the world, 30 occurred in Iran and the most important and most frequent one is earthquake that has left casualties and damages.
Akhtar in is Tehran to take part in the the 2nd Session of Governing Council of Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) started work here in Tehran on Tuesday.
Some 40 representatives of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) are participating in the event. They are supposed to discuss natural disasters like earthquake, dust, and flood and the ways to manage them.