International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Disaster Risk Reduction


  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•10•12    14:00 - 17:00


    UNU-IAS and the UNISDR Office in Japan will co-organize a symposium to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 under the theme of The SDGs and Disaster Risk Reduction: Meeting Target C of the Sendai Framework (Reducing the economic loss of disasters).

    The United Nations General Assembly has designated 13 October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in order to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness. 2018 marks the third year of the Sendai Seven Campaign, which uses the IDDR to draw attention to the seven targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, which was adopted as a global plan to reduce disaster losses. The overall IDDR theme for this year is reduction of economic loss resulting from disasters (Target (c) of the Sendai Framework).

    This is a free event, and English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


    Full programme is forthcoming and will be posted here shortly.


    To register, please click the REGISTER button above. The registration deadline is 10 October, 17:00 JST. 
    (Registration may close earlier if the capacity reached before 10 October)


    United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Office in Japan


    Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC)


    United Nations University, 5F Elizabeth Rose Hall