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dc.contributor.editorMARIN FERRER MONTSERRATen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-76-23300-8 (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP KJ-02-20-880-EN-N (online)en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.E.1-Disaster Risk Managementen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.titleThe International Day for Disaster Risk Reductionen_GB
dc.typePublic information documentsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2760/093324 (online)en_GB
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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