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Celebration of the “International Day for Disaster Reduction"

Celebration of the “International Day for Disaster Reduction”

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) takes place every year on 13 October and began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly. Every year, October 13th, 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.

In 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched “The Sendai Seven Campaign” to promote each of the seven targets over seven years. The 2020 target is Target E: “Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020”.

Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark and the Management Body of Chelmos - Vouraikos have been participating in recent years in events related to the celebration of this Day in order to inform and raise public awareness regarding the prevention and reduction of natural disasters and the consequences of climate change.

This year, a special year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the difficulty of participating in live events with the participation of the public and on the occasion of the "International Day for the Reduction of Natural Disasters", the celebration took place through social media

This year, a special year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequently the difficulty of participating in live events with public participation on the occasion of the "International Day for the Reduction of Natural Disasters", the celebration took place through social media. Specifically, on the page of the Management Body of Chelmos-Vouraikos on facebook (www.facebook.com/ManagementBodyofChelmosVouraikos) was posted a video interview on "Landslides, a frequent natural disaster in the area of the Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark with long history ...".

On behalf of Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark, Mr. Iliopoulos G., Associate Professor of the Department of Geology of the University of Patras, presented the interview, participating in a discussion with Mr. Koukouvelas I., Professor, and Mr. Nikolakopoulos K., Associate Professor of the Department of Geology of the University of Patras, about landslides within the area of Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark.

You can watch the interview here:

https://www.facebook.com/chelmosvouraikosgeopark/videos/750122869177588/

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