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National event to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 13th October 2021 as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction.

In 2016, with the UN Secretary General launching “The Sendai Seven Campaign” to promote each of the seven targets over seven years. The target selected for 2021 is Target F: “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.” Accordingly, this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) will be commemorated on 13th October 2021 based on Target “F” of the Sendai Framework on the core theme of,
“ONLY TOGETHER…CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET”.

In commemorating the IDDRR 2021, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), Sri Lanka as the focal point for disaster risk management in the country is hosting a national commemoration programme on 13th October 2021 at the BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 13.00 to 16.30 hours {(IST) UTC +5:30} as a hybrid (i.e. virtual and with physical presence) event.
The theme of the national event is “COVID-19 and systemic risks” which complements the IDDRR 2021 key objectives. It will focus on the key areas that have been significantly affected due to the pandemic from Sri Lanka’s point of view and also with special emphasis on the importance of having a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of risks, from a systemic perspective. The views and experiences to be shared by a renowned panel of local and overseas professionals and academics will showcase Sri Lanka’s envelopment in strengthening international cooperation to transform learned lessons into effective mechanisms of regional collaboration, in the face of systemic risks.

You are invited to register for this interactive event and “only together …can we save our planet earth”.

Oct 13, 2021 01:00 PM in Colombo

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