The Second Global Policy Forum was to be held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in October 2020 but was postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19. The SCEAR newsletter provides an overview of the presentations intended for the Forum. The 2nd Forum supported by Japanese Funds-in-Trust aims to build the momentum for a global policy framework for disaster risk reduction and management.
Two of the articles have been written by MOWCAP Bureau members. Secretary-General Andrew Henderson has provided an article on The Importance of the MOWCAP Register as a Tool for Regional Cooperation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific. Dianne Macaskill, a Vice-Chairperson of MOWCAP has provided an article that focusses on the Pacific and some of the projects that MOWCAP has supported on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management of Sustainable Preservation of Documentary Heritage.