International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

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International Disaster Risk Reduction Day is organised every year on 13 October to raise awareness about disaster mitigation and risk mitigation around the world.

Important facts

  • In 2022, this international day will focus on Target G of the Sendai Framework.

  • The Sendai Framework is a progressive framework and this important framework aims to reduce the number of people affected and critical infrastructure damage caused by disasters by 2030.

  • The Sendai Framework emphasizes the need to fulfil the 2015 Paris Agreement.

  • The primary goal of the Sendai Framework is to avoid new risks and mitigate existing risks.

  • The theme of 2022 - Early Warning

Background of the day

  • The day was started in 1989 following the call of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to promote a culture of disaster reduction across the world.

  • The day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness of the importance of reining in the risks they face.

  • In 2009, UNGA officially designated 13 October as the date to celebrate this day.

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