Events Related to World Tsunami Awareness Day

November 4, 2016
Japanese

  1. 1. In December last year, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution designating November 5 as “World Tsunami Awareness Day” on a joint proposal by 142 countries including Japan.

    2. This is the first year in which World Tsunami Awareness Day will be observed. On and around November 5, activities to raise awareness of the threat of tsunamis will take place all over the world, including the Relay Tsunami Disaster Drills for “World Tsunami Awareness Day” (in Chile, Japan, Indonesia, and Hawaii) and the High School Students Summit on “World Tsunami Awareness Day” in Kuroshio (in Kochi Prefecture) (PDF)Open a New Window.

    (Reference) Scheduled events, etc. for “World Tsunami Awareness Day”

    (1) November 2~5 : Thematic Session hosted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (in New Delhi, India)
    (2) November 3~6 : Relay Tsunami Disaster Drills for “World Tsunami Awareness Day” (in Valparaiso, Chile, in Miyazai Prefecture, in Aceh, Indonesia, in Kochi Prefecture, in Hawaii)
    (3) November 3 : “World Tsunami Awareness Day” awareness raising event, hosted by UNISDR (in New York, the US)
    (4) November 5 : “World Tsunami Awareness Day” awareness raising event hosted by the Cabinet Office, “World Tsunami Awareness Day” Forum hosted by the Cabinet Secretariat (in Tokyo)
    (5) November 7 : Public Session on “World Tsunami Awareness Day” hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (in Tokyo)
    (6) November 25 and 26 : High School Students Summit on ”World Tsunami Awareness Day” in Kuroshio (in Kochi Prefecture)
    (7) December 15 : Symposium on “World Tsunami Awareness Day”, jointly hosted by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and UNISDR (in Jakarta)

    Relay Tsunami Disaster Drills for “World Tsunami Awareness Day” (PDF)Open a New Window