International day for disaster reduction

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International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) has been observed to promote global culture towards risk awareness and disaster reduction on 13th October , 2019 .The theme for the year 2019 is “Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services”.

  • In 1989, the International Day for Disaster Reduction was started by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
  • According to the UN ,the primary objective is to focus on the target of the Sendai Framework, which highlights “Substantially to reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and education facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030.
  • The 2019 edition continues as part of the “Sendai Seven” campaign, which was launched in 2016 by UNDRR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) which is centered on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework (2015 – 2030). It has 38 indicators for measuring progress on reducing disaster losses.
  • Sendai Framework was adopted by the UN at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction that was held at Sendai, Japan.