Background of the day

October 13 is a day to remind the world that disaster risk is man-made. Planning how to reduce or avoid creating it, is the focus of this year’s International Day. National and local strategies for disaster risk reduction need to be in place by the end of this year to achieve target(e) of the Sendai Framework.

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Concept Note International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13th as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing