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International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 2021

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually observed on the second Wednesday of October to raise the profile of disaster risk reduction. It also encourages people and governments to participate in building more resilient communities and nations.

On December 22, 1989, the UN General Assembly designated the second Wednesday of October as the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. This event was to be observed annually during the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 1990-1999.

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction of this year focuses on “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.” To obliterate poverty and hunger, we should step up investments in disaster risk reduction. International cooperation is highly needed for developing countries to boost disaster resilience.

The aim of this observance day is to upraise cognizance of how people are acting to diminish their risk to disasters and to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction. The day also helps to enhance the awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. Hence, the International Day for Disaster Reduction encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations.

The government, civil society, environment activists, and experts must come together to concoct a policy of sustainable development to reduce the risks of natural disasters before more lives are lost due to man-made disasters.

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