Title: The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC122140
ISBN: 978-92-76-23300-8 (online)
Other Identifiers: OP KJ-02-20-880-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC122140
DOI: 10.2760/093324
Type: Public information documents
Abstract: The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. In 2009, the UNGA officially designated 13 October as the date to commemorate the Day. The Day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. The Commission has been at the forefront of better governance in disaster risk reduction. The Union Civil Protection Mechanism shifted early from purely a response mechanism to risk management approach, and the JRC has been supporting it through science and knowledge. This special issue newsletter from the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre shows recent projects of the European Commission that directly or indirectly contribute to better governance of disaster risk, through providing better tools, creating science-based guidelines, curating authoritative risk data, and animating multidisciplinary networks.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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