UA&P, a proud member of ARISE Philippines, joins the celebration of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction today, October 13. ARISE stands for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.
This year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is all about governance. Good disaster risk governance can be measured in lives saved, reduced numbers of disaster-affected people and reduced economic losses. COVID-19 and the climate emergency need clear vision, plans and competent, empowered institutions acting on scientific evidence for the public good. This requires having national and local strategies for disaster risk reduction in place by the end of the year as agreed by UN Member States when they adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015.
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. 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.
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