Statements and messages

a hazard sign on a beach in Tel Aviv with sirens to facilitate early warnings systems
Tsunamis can in an instant destroy entire towns and erase decades of development.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Head of UNDRR Mami Mizutori for IDDRR 2022
On this World Tsunami Awareness Day, let us commit to closing these gaps by achieving Target G of the Sendai Framework to expand early warning and early action for everyone.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay
On 5 November, World Tsunami Awareness Day, the international community comes together to remember the lives lost to tsunamis, and to inform and protect over 700 million individuals living in areas vulnerable to ocean hazards around the world.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
World Tsunami Awareness Day
The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction's message on World Tsunami Awareness Day
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
The impact of the tsunami that occurred along the Palu bay, Indonesia (2018)
On World Tsunami Awareness Day, we call on countries, international bodies, and civil society to increase understanding about the threat and share innovative approaches to reduce risks.
United Nations - Headquarters
Three girls walking on the site of the 2004 Indonesia tsunami
However rare they might be, tsunamis are the single most deadly of all sudden onset natural hazards. Millions of people live and work in tsunami-exposed communities across the world’s oceans.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
António Guterres UN Secretary-General
MESSAGE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY, 5 NOVEMBER We live in a multi-hazard world where risk is systemic and embedded in the very fabric of human development. Currently we are struggling with what some describe as a tsunami
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDRR Hazards Report Cover
Statement by the head of UNDRR, Mami Mizutori at the launch of the UNDRR-ISC Technical Report on Sendai Hazards Definitions and Classifications It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the launch of the UNDRR-ISC Technical Report on Sendai Hazards
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

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