INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

Source: PIB, PTI, The Hindu, The Indian Express, DD News, Lok Sabha Channel, All India Radio

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was observed on 13 October 2020.

  • The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Held every 13 October, 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.
  • In 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, the international community was reminded that disasters hit hardest at the local level with the potential to cause loss of life and great social and economic upheaval.

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