International Day for Disaster Reduction

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2020 Date13 October 2020
2021 Date13 October 2021
International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction History

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was first celebrated in 1989. The observance is recognized by the United Nations and it commemorates the reduction of exposure to disasters and reinforce what actions need to be taken to keep moving towards the same direction. The observance occurs annually on October 13th.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction Facts

  • "Reducing the economic losses from disasters has the power to transform lives and contribute greatly to the eradication of poverty. As we mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction, let us reaffirm our commitment to this vital endeavour." UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

International Day for Disaster Reduction - References and Related Sites

UN: Disaster Reduction Day

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