About World Tsunami Awareness Day

In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.

In 2020, World Tsunami Awareness Day will promote target (e) of the "Sendai Seven Campaign," which encourages countries and communities to have national and local disaster risk reduction strategies in place to save more lives against disasters by the end of 2020.

By the year 2030, an estimated 50 per cent of the world's population will live in coastal areas exposed to flooding, storms and tsunamis. Having plans and policies in place to reduce tsunami impacts will help to build more resilience and protect populations at risk. Do you have a national or a local plan in place to anticipate a tsunami?

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This year, UNDRR and partners will promote countries and communities which have national or local tsunami plans in place and show how these plans can benefit populations at risk.

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Mami Mizutori

Tsunamis have enormous destructive power. Having a national or local tsunami plan is the best way to save lives and reduce economic losses.

Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR