International Day for Disaster Reduction 

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International Day for Disaster Reduction  in United Nations in 2021
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About International Day for Disaster Reduction 

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Dates of International Day for Disaster Reduction 
2022 United Nations Thursday, October 13thInternational Day for Disaster Reduction 
2021 United Nations Wednesday, October 13thInternational Day for Disaster Reduction 
2020 United Nations Tuesday, October 13thInternational Day for Disaster Reduction 
2019 United Nations Sunday, October 13thInternational Day for Disaster Reduction 
Summary
A day focused on promoting a global culture of disaster reduction and preparedness.

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started 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. Held every 13 October, 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.

"Making infrastructure more climate-resilient can have a benefit-cost ratio of about six to one. For every dollar invested, six dollars can be saved. This means that investing in climate resilience creates jobs and saves money."

UN Secretary-General António Guterres
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