World Campaign 1999
With the International Decade for Natural Disaster
Reduction (IDNDR) coming to an end, this years Campaign is focused on assessing the
concrete results and achievements that have taken place in disaster reduction in the
1990s, and on promoting a global culture of prevention in the 21st
Century. The Campaign theme is "Prevention Pays", which is intended to
promote viable, sustainable development, particularly among local communities at risk. As
always, the second Wednesday of October, which this year falls on the 13th,
will be World Disaster Reduction Day.
The 1999 Campaign will be part of the IDNDR Programme
Forum 1999. Activities Organized by the IDNDR Secretariat.
International Photo Contest
The IDNDR Secretariat is organizing a global photo
contest. Its theme: "Prevention Pays" this years World Disaster
Prevention Campaign motto. The winner will receive US$2,000. If you are interested in
participating, send your pictures to the IDNDR Secretariat before 15 June 1999.
Please note that photos should illustrate disaster prevention and, whenever
possible, a success story involving prevention. Photographs should not deal exclusively
with emergencies or disasters unfolding.
2. Virtual Internet
Conference: 14-25 June 1999
As in previous years, a virtual conference will be
held over the Internet. This year, the issues under discussion will correspond to the
great topical areas of the IDNDR Programme Forum 1999, the closing event of the Decade.
The Internet conference will run over a period of
two weeks (14-25 June 1999). During that time, there will be four themes running for two
and a half days each, as follows:
Education and socio-economic concerns
Development and environmental concerns
Scientific and technological concerns
Action Towards the 21st century
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3. World Disaster
Reduction Day, 13 October 1999
The United Nations will hold several important
celebrations. These are a few of them:
Presentation of the 1999 UN Sasakawa Award in
Geneva, which honours those who have made a significant contribution to disaster
prevention and preparedness. (Nomination guidelines can be obtained by contacting the
Announcement of the winner of the 1999 IDNDR
International Photography Contest.
Press conference and debate on disaster reduction,
organized by the IDNDR Secretariat at the UN.
IDNDR Secretariat will produce support material
for the 1999 World Disaster Reduction Campaign. It will be available upon request.
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