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13th October, 2023 MISCELLANEOUS

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Context: The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) is observed on October 13 every year to raise awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction and to promote a global culture of prevention.

About International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR)

  • The day is observed annually on the 13th of October and plays a crucial role in raising awareness about disaster risks, promoting education, and encouraging resilience efforts.
  • The 2023 theme, "Fighting inequality for a resilient future," highlights the importance of addressing social disparities to build resilient communities.
  • The Day was established in 1989 following a call by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • This day aims to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction. It celebrates the efforts of people and communities worldwide in reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of managing risks effectively.

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