Sat Oct 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM. Recur every 1 year(s) on October 13
Local authorities and community members collaborate to provide relief in Salybia, Dominica after back-to-back, category 5 hurricanes struck the region. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started 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.