Statements and messages

World Tsunami Awareness Day
The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction's message on World Tsunami Awareness Day
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.
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.
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
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