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International Day for Disaster Reduction

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International Day for Disaster Reduction
Title:
International Day for Disaster Reduction
When:
Sat, 13. October 2018
Category:
International Days, Years etc

Description

International Day for Disaster Reduction logo 2018

International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. 

The International Day for Disaster Reduction promotes a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.  The day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and seeking to rein in related risks through prevention, mitigation and preparedness strategies.  It also encourages every individual, community and government to take part in building more disaster-resilient societies.

The 2018 commemoration continues within the Sendai Seven campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year will focus on “Target C of the Sendai Framework: reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global GDP by 2030.”

 SG quote card for IDDR

Watch video on the “Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals” at:  https://bit.ly/2bFXqMI 

 

pie chart  Additional information at:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/ 

New Study: Was the private sector ready for Carbbean hurriicanes  Maria and Irma?

privatestudyirmaA new UNISDR study of the private sectors in Dominica and the British Virgin Islands finds that even though most businesses had disaster continuity plans, Maria and Irma revealed that they were unprepared for a level 5 hurricane. Businesses must recognize inconsistencies in information, resource access, education, and capacity building to enhance their resilience.

This study sought to review the efforts of the private sector in the British Virgin Islands and Dominica impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria, in preparing for, responding to and recovering from these events. 

The study provides:

  • An understanding of BCP and business continuity management (BCM) practice in the private sector in BVI and Dominica.
  • Improved information on resilience, reconstruction and capacity building initiatives of the private sector to inform practice and address gaps.
  • Documentation of knowledge and good practices sharing in DRM in the study countries.

 

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Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

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