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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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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!



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