World Calamity Control Day: World Calamity Control Day or also known as International Day for disaster risk reduction is celebrated every year on the second Wednesday of October. This year world calamity control day is celebrated on 13 October 2021 to raise awareness towards disaster risk reduction. The United Nations introduced this day to encourage people in government to participate in building a strong community and nation. What is the history behind World calamity control Day? What is the significance and why it is celebrated every year? We will be answering all these questions for you so keep reading.
World Calamity Control Day History
World Calamity Day was introduced in the year 1989 to reduce the disaster risk. This day was called by the United Nations General assembly to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction. This day was designated by the UN General assembly on December 22, the second Wednesday of October. On December 20, 2001, the UN General assembly decided to dedicate a global culture of natural disaster reduction, disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness. That is why we celebrate world calamity day every year on the second Wednesday of October.
World Calamity Control Day Significance
Disaster management bodies save a life no matter how serious is a Natural Hazard or man-made disaster. World calamity control Day is a United Nations designated day that is observed on the second Wednesday every year and this year this day is celebrated on October 13, 2021. The focus of this day is to make our habitat safe from calamities.
Various activities are performed on World calamity control Day in which media announcements are also included about the launches for campaigns for the theme that will be followed on the day. Various events are also organized like drama, essay, photography competitions, etc. that makes people aware of natural disaster reduction.