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Disability is NOT inability

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“Disability is NOT inability! I'm supporting this year's International Day for Disaster Reduction #iddr #thisability http://thndr.it/15t3Zpd

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Ends Oct 13, 5:00 PM EDT

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This campaign ended on October 13 at 5PM

Disability is NOT inability

This year the focus of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (13 October) is on some one billion people around the world who live with some form of disability. Representing one-fifth of the world's population, persons living with disabilities have unique contributions, often overlooked, to help reduce the risk of disasters and build resilient societies and communities.

Several studies have shown that including the needs and voices of persons with disabilities at all stages of the disaster management process can significantly reduce vulnerability and increase the effectiveness of government response and recovery efforts. 

IDDR 2013 intends to switch on and amplify this critical issue of including the needs of persons living with disabilities now and for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

Despite an increasing worldwide focus on disaster risk reduction as opposed to mere disaster response, most city and related government agencies fail to adequately plan for - or include - persons with disabilities in their disaster management activities.

Let's show the world that this can change!



  • One week left!

    October 7, 2013
    Thanks to our supporters out there - we're 75% of the way to our goal for a unified message to go out on 13 October! We look forward to reaching the 500 mark, but the more the better.

    Lots of events are already underway for this year's International Day for Disaster Reduction and the preliminary findings of the #IDDR survey will be announced this Thursday.

    In case you're organizing an event to celebrate this year's Day, like the one above from Bhutan, or know of someone who is, make sure you share your photos with us on this interactive map: http://www.unisdr.org/2013/iddr/#map



  • Taking off!

    September 27, 2013
    We just launched our Thunderclap campaign as the first week of the UN General Assembly winds down. There's roughly 16 days until the International Day for Disaster Reduction and we're looking forward to reaching our goal of 500 supporters... the more the better!

    If you want more cool images/posters like the one above, check out our Flickr set for IDDR 2013 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/isdr/sets/72157634649035180/

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We're the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). As a part of the United Nations Secretariat, UNISDR is the focal point in the United Nations family for the coordination of DRR and the implementation of the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction - the "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters".

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