The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) takes place every year on October 13. Since 2011, the Day has been part of a 4-year concept
to build up momentum to 2015, an important date for the United Nations – it’s not only the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals
ends, but also when the 10-year international framework
for disaster risk reduction comes to an end. Conceptualized during my work with UNISDR, the 4-year Step Up initiative aims to promote disaster risk red...