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  • Reducing tsunami economic losses in the tourism sector: Side event on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - International Institute for Educational Planning


    Date: 16 Oct 2018
    Country: France
    City/State: Paris
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Reducing tsunami economic losses in the tourism sector: Side event on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - International Institute for Educational Planning

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 16 Oct 2018 Location: France (Paris) Venue: 13:00-15:30 IOC/UNESCO Headquarters 7, place de Fontenoy 75007

"How to reduce tsunami economic losses in the tourism sector"

A joint UNESCO-IOC and UNISDR High Level Panel Discussion to discuss policies and practices to reduce tsunami risks in countries highly dependent on tourism revenues.

Background

In December 2015, the UN General Assembly Resolution A/70/203 designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) and tasked the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction to coordinate the commemoration of the Day. 

The 3rd WTAD will focus on Target (c) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 which aims at reducing disaster-related economic losses in relation to global GDP by 2030. 

Tsunamis are rare events, that can be among the deadliest and costliest hazards when they do happen. They affect many economic sectors but agriculture, housing and tourism are the most vulnerable. In 2004, the Indian Ocean Tsunami killed more than 228,000 people and caused over $10 billion damage. In 2011, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed 22,000 people, destroyed 138,000 buildings and costed more than US$360 billion.

To commemorate the 2018 World Tsunami Awareness Day and raise awareness on the economic impacts of tsunamis and on “the last mile” of the tsunami early warning system, UNESCO-IOC and UNISDR will organize a two-hour High Level Panel Discussion to discuss policies and practices to reduce tsunami risks in countries highly dependent on tourism revenues. 

Event website: http://www.ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewEventRecord&eventID=2310



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