In May 2015, The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP),
adopted Resolution 71/11 to establish the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of
Disaster Information Management (APDIM) in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a regional institution
of the Commission. APDIM was established with the objective to reduce human losses, material
damages and the negative impact of natural hazards through enhancement of disaster information
management in Asia and the Pacific.