Delegation departs to disaster forum

Pat Griffiths

Australia has pledged $12.3 million to help build disaster resilience in the Indo-Pacific region as a delegation heads to a forum in Cancun, Mexico on the issue.

International Development and the Pacific Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells will lead the delegation at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction which begins on Wednesday.

"This is an excellent opportunity to promote Australia's credentials as a global and regional leader in disaster risk management," she said before departing.