The Ministry is involved in drafting and implementation of the government policy in the following fields:
In the framework of solid national system of emergency management the Ministry provides coordination with national and local executive authorities in the fields of civil defense, protection of population and property from emergency situations, fire security, individual security in water areas, as well as in prevention of emergency situations and consequence management.
The Ministry implements normative regulations and exercises control and inspections within the scope of its authorities.
The Ministry is responsible for arranging and implementing civil defense functions, protecting population and territories in cases of emergency situations and fires, preventing emergency situations and managing their consequences, safeguarding human lives in water areas, monitoring technical safety of industrial activities, mining and construction works, establishing the state reserve stocks (funds), securing strategic facilities affected by natural and anthropogenic disasters or terrorist attacks, as well as providing prompt response and administering humanitarian assistance in cases of emergency situations.
The Ministry shall develop the areas attributed to the scope of its authorities.
The Ministry shall be also involved in other activities specified in the legislation.