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2018 World Tsunami Awareness Day
5 Nov 2018 -  #TsunamiDay2018
The event contributes to a global awareness raising campaign for World Tsunami Awareness Day with a focus on building resilient and inclusive societies. Countries, the United Nations system and stakeholders will reflect on the importance of strengthening inclusive disaster risk governance to reduce existing disaster risks and avoid creating new risks through ensuring the meaningful and active participation of all relevant stakeholders, in particular of those groups with higher vulnerability and exposure to the impact of tsunamis and other natural hazards.
Participants shared lessons learned and measures taken to develop and implement national and local disaster risk reduction strategies following an all-of-society approach, and showcased how countries can draw upon the support of the United Nations and its partners to prepare for and reduce the risk posed by tsunamis. The event highlighted the importance of reducing disaster risk to achieve sustainable development and will serve to build momentum towards the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction on the theme “Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies” and the 2019 High-level Political Forum, which will focus on “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.
Panel discussion co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Chile, Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives to the United Nations in New York, with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).