ICDO Secretary-General Vladimir Kuvshinov participated in the 2nd Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which took place in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, from 3-6 July 2018. In the framework of the conference, Secretary-General Kuvshinov had positive discussions with the Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and Vice Prime-Minister of Mongolia H.E. Mr. Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin about prospects for training and a new line of cooperation between the national civil defence structure of Mongolia and the IMCC. The SG also met with 15 heads of delegations from other countries in the Asian- Pacific region. These discussions focused on the development of cooperation and the use of new technologies in the field of the protection of populations from natural and manmade disasters.