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