MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
This day was established by a resolution of the UN General Assembly on December 22, 1989 and is celebrated annually on October 13.
The main goal of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is to further develop a global culture of disaster risk reduction, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, awareness-raising, education and training among the population of countries most vulnerable to disasters.
On this day, the UN calls on states and citizens to share the accumulated knowledge and experience in this area, to participate in events and campaigns aimed at increasing the resilience of societies and nations to disasters.
The topic of disaster risk prevention and reduction, as well as enhancing safety culture is one of the most important areas of activity of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. A legislative framework has been created in the field of protecting the population and territories in emergencies, effective management and state supervision bodies in this area have been formed. The Unified State System for the Prevention and Elimination of Emergencies is being developed.
At the national level, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai (Japan) in March 2015, is being actively implemented.
Eight Russian cities (Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Almetyevsk, Buinaksk, Derbent, Kaspiysk, Astrakhan, Gorno-Altaisk) are members of the UN Global Campaign to Increase Cities Resilience to Disasters “My City is Getting Ready!”, Which Russia joined in 2016. The campaign focuses on seven goals for the Sendai Framework, the main one being to reduce the number of deaths from natural disasters by 2030. It aims to raise awareness of effective disaster risk reduction measures.
In 2021, the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is dedicated to the theme “International cooperation in the context of helping developing countries to reduce the risk of disasters and losses from them”.
The Russian Federation is an active participant in international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to states affected by disasters and crises. Humanitarian assistance is provided both on a bilateral basis and through cooperation of our country with the International Civil Defense Organization, the UN World Food Program, and the World Health Organization.
The severity of modern problems of a global nature and the need to solve them require ensuring close international cooperation, strengthening the coordinating role of the UN and combining the efforts of all international structures, state institutions and public organizations of both developed countries and developing countries.
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