Disasters triggered by natural and technological hazards continue to impact communities worldwide. Nevertheless, communities, institutions of the civil society, academia and the private sector, government agencies, regional, and international organizations are working together to address the challenges posed by disasters through risk reduction efforts. Today, 13 October 2021, communities around the world are celebrating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
As recognized in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, international cooperation is essential to contribute to the efforts carried out in developing countries to achieve the Sendai Framework targets and sustainable development. This year, the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is focusing on this topic of international cooperation to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.
More information on activities carried out around the world during this International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is available in this link: https://iddrr.undrr.org/