Date: 13 October
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
On 22nd December 1989, the General Assembly decided to observe every second Wednesday of October as International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. Later on 21 December 2009, the UN General Assembly decided to observe the day on every October 13 and the name was changed to “International Day for Disaster Reduction” with an aim to encourage everyone and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
Actions and Programs
Activities and events on this day include the campaigns to spread the message and theme for the particular year. Many programs like seminars, conferences, tree planting, exhibitions, street plays etc. are conducting on this day to give awareness about disaster and its prevention.
2014: Resilience is for Life
2013: Living with Disability and Disasters
2012: Women and girls: the Invisible Force of Resilience
2011: Children and young People are partners for Disaster Risk Reduction: Step Up for Disaster Risk Reduction!
2010: My City is Getting Ready!
2009/2008: Hospitals Safe from Disaster
2007/2006: Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School
2005: Invest to Prevent Disaster
2004: Today’s disasters for tomorrow’s hazards
2003: Turning the tide…
2002: Sustainable mountain development
2001: Countering Disasters, Targeting Vulnerability
2000: Disaster Prevention, Education and Youth