International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

14 Oct International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

October 13, 2019 is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. The International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction which was started in 1989 after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

The 2019 Theme is Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.  The 2019 edition continues as part of the “Sendai Seven” campaign, centered on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year will focus on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework: “Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and education facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030.”

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