The International Day for the Reduction of Natural Disasters was declared by the UN as early as 1989. In 2002, the UN General Assembly decided to commemorate this day by another resolution, as a means of spreading a global culture of natural disaster risk reduction, including prevention, mitigation and preparedness. We celebrate it every year on October 13.
The International Day for Disaster Reduction aims to raise awareness about how human behavior can influence natural disasters, particularly climate change and global warming. Today, we have the ability to predict disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes with great accuracy, but our ability to prevent them is still limited. On this day, it is important to reflect on how we can mitigate these disasters. For example, a documentary by ČT EDU titled "Natural Disasters Caused by Weather" provides a vivid explanation of tropical cyclones, including their types and occurrence, as well as tornadoes and floods.