International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction today
Published: 08:52 AM, 13 October 2021
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021 is being observed in the country on Wednesday like elsewhere in the world.
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is being observed since 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 2021 edition focuses on "International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses."
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages on the occasion of the day.