Today, the 13th of October, we celebrate the Disaster Risk Reduction Day: started in 1989 with the approval by the United Nations General Assembly, the IDDR is a way to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. The Step Up initiative started in 2011 and has the objective to focus on a different group of partners every year leading up to the World Conference for Disaster Reduction in 2015: Children and Young People (2011), Women and Girls (2012), people living with disabilities (2013), and the ageing population (2014).
The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
This year the focus of the International Day for Disaster Reduction is on older people, including their needs and what they contribute to better planning and understanding of disaster risk in their communities. IDDR 2014 intends to switch on and amplify this critical issue now and for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
Kito Onlus joins the celebration of this day and support the UNISDR campaign for an inclusive disaster management to save lives and reduce losses!