October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR)

... It's about reducing our risk to disasters

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is a day to raise awareness about how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters. It happens every year on October 13th (learn about IDDR's history here). In 2011, the spotlight is on children and young people!

... What is Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)?

... Bringing out the voice of PARTNERS for disaster risk reduction!

In 2015, there's going to be a World Conference on Disaster Reduction. We want to bring out the voice of different groups of people that can and should be involved in planning for, making decisions on, and taking action to help their communities reduce their risk to disasters. We want children and young people to bring their thoughts, ideas, and inspiration to this Conference!

From now until 2015, there will be a few events to help prepare children and young people for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction:

Rio +20 - The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will take place in Brazil on 4-6 June 2012

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Switzerland in 2013

The Step Up initiative will be focusing on a different group of partners every year leading up to the World Conference for Disaster Reduction!