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International Day for Disaster Reduction Celebrations On 13th October 2018 Theme

 

 

International Day for Disaster Reduction Celebrations On 13th October 2018 Theme, Details, Aim, History

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is celebrated every year on 13th October around the world to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) aims to encourage citizens and governments to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.

The International Day for Disaster Reduction also celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in risks that they face.  

The IDDR also aims to spread awareness about reining risks of disasters around the world and also reduce exposure of people and communities to disasters.

The International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 theme is “The Sustainable Development Goals and Disaster Risk Reduction: Meeting Target C of the Sendai Framework (Reducing the economic loss of disasters)”. 

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was first established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the year 1989 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

Earlier, IDDR was celebrated annually on the second Wednesday of October. But in 2009, the UNGA formally designated 13 October as the annual date by adopting Resolution 64/200.


 

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