Take part in the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016…
- Published: Thursday, 06 October 2016 08:53
This year’s United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s annual disaster risk awareness day takes place on 13th October 2016. Organizations from governments to NGOs and businesses are invited to take part.
The aim of the International Day for Disaster Reduction is to ‘provide an advocacy platform for all governments, local governments, disaster management agencies, UN agencies, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, civil society groups, businesses, academic and scientific institutions, and other interested groups to demonstrate support for implementation of the Sendai Framework and to highlight achievements and challenges in so doing with a particular focus on life-saving measures in 2016’.
The 2016 campaign will create a wave of awareness about actions taken to reduce mortality around the world. UNISDR wants you to use the opportunity of October 13th to ‘tell the world what you are doing to implement the Sendai Framework in order to reduce mortality and improve health outcomes from disasters’.
Think about such questions as: are you improving how people are becoming more risk informed? How are you doing it? Have you become more inclusive in your outreach with early warnings?
UNISDR would like to share your stories, photographs and videos online through its social media channels, on the UNISDR website and PreventionWeb. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.