International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Question: International Day for Disaster Reduction is celebrated on-
a) 11 October 2016
b) 9 October
c) 13 October
d) 10 October
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • On 13 October 2016; International Day for Disaster Reduction was celebrated across the world.
  • The 2016 Theme is “Live To Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality”.
  • The 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.
  • It was originally celebrated on the second Wednesday of October (Resolution 44/236, 22 December 1989), but after two decades the UN General Assembly formally designated 13 October as the annual date (Resolution 64/200, 21 December 2009).

Reference:
http://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/
https://www.unisdr.org/we/campaign/iddr

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