The ASEAN-UN Joint Strategic Plan of Action on Disaster Management (JSAPDM) IV 2021-2025 outlines ASEAN and the UN’s mutual intentions and commitments to continue to work together, guided by the strategies and priorities incorporated by ASEAN into the AADMER Work Programme (2021-2025), as well as other global priorities in humanitarian action. The JSPADM IV (2021-2025) also takes into account the implementation results of the JSPADM III (2016-2020) and its chartered priority areas for collaboration in support of the AADMER Work Programme (20162020). Priorities for the JSPADM III included interoperability between ASEAN and the UN in the areas of disaster management, increasing risk awareness, resilience and climate adaptation, enhancing One ASEAN One Response, resilient recovery, and enhancing ASEAN leadership.
The development of the JSPADM IV (2021-2025) is also informed by the experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of previous iterations of the plan, captured through feedback sessions with ASEAN and UN partners. Finally, it also takes into consideration the changing disaster management landscape, including the increasing number and nature of disaster events brought about by the climate crisis, and the new operating risk and operating environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.