International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

 

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. The 2019 edition continues as part of the “Sendai Seven” campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year will focus on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework, reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.

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Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation

The second Biennial three-day Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) Summit with the theme ‘Catalyzing Small and Cottage Industries to Drive Bhutan’s Economic Diversification ‘ started today at the Royal Thimphu College.  The UN in Bhutan is a proud partner.

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Evacuation drill at the  health ministry

Picture Courtesy: Kuensel   The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducted an evacuation drill in collaboration with WHO Country Office and the UN office on 30 July. The drill was a part of the Health Emergency and Disaster Contingency Plan 2016, which mandates the need to conduct mock or evacuation drills in health facilities including the […]

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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

  International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness […]

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