Third Meeting of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific
The third meeting of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific is organized by ESCAP from 28 to 30 October 2015 in Bangkok back-to-back with the Fourth Session of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction of ESCAP.
The Expert Group on Disaster Statistics is comprised of experts from Governments, regional and international organizations as well as research institutes in the field of statistics and disaster risk reduction. Constituted following ESCAP resolution 70/2, the Expert Group met in October 2014 and during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai in March 2015, to discuss and work on the development of a basic range of disaster-related statistics in Asia and the Pacific. In the third meeting, the Expert Group will report the progress of its work to the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and, based on a survey the current practice of disaster-related Statistics, will discuss the scope and outline of a regional guideline for the production of statistics on the occurrence and immediate, direct impact of disasters.