Disaster risk reduction begins at school
2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign
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Launch 2006 - Paris
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International Day for Disaster Reduction 2006
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2007
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The campaign is supported
by the ISDR system
thematic cluster on knowledge and education, which is convened by:

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

For more information

Brigitte Leoni
Tel: +41 22 917 49 68

Laura Ngo-Fontaine
Tel: +41 22 917 27 89

Palais des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva 10,
Fax: +41 22 917 05 63


Launch of the 2006-2007 Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School Campaign

The UN/ISDR and its partners launched the 2006-2007 Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School Campaign in Paris on June 15, 2006 during the International Symposium on “Progress and proposals regarding education for sustainable development,” organized by the French Government, under the auspices of UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the Francophone International Organization (OIF). UN/ISDR Director, Mr. Sálvano Briceño and UNESCO’s Director General, Mr. Köichiro Matsuura lead the Campaign launch that gathered over 300 participants and media representatives. The event was moderated by Ms. Sabine Quindou, presenter of the France’s TV3 science programme “C’est pas sorcier,” and children from France, Iran, Japan and the United Kingdom exchanged their personal experiences of how they learned to protect themselves in the event of a natural hazard.
ISDR Director, Sálvano Briceño with Tilly Smith, UK, Logham Salamatien, Iran and Remi Takaze, Japan
see photo gallery
Media advisory
English - French - Spanish
Press release
Global disaster reduction education campaign
“Investing in school safety and disaster risk education pays off”
Discours de M. Koïchiro Matsuura
Directeur général UNESCO

15 juin 2006
Sálvano Briceño, UN/ISDR Director at the launch of the 2006-2007 “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School Campaign”,
15 June 2006, Paris, France