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“World Tsunami Awareness Day” On-line Event

November 2, 2021

On November 5th, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) will co-organize an on-line event marking “World Tsunami Awareness Day” with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), other related international organizations, and the Permanent Missions of UN Member States such as Chile, Fiji and the Maldives. On behalf of the Government of Japan, Mr. MIYAKE Shingo, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will send a video message to the event.

  1. Japan took the lead in the adoption of UN General Assembly resolution for the establishment of World Tsunami Awareness Day in 2015, and has co-organized related events since 2016 with UNDRR in order to raise awareness of the threat of tsunami. The main topic of this year’s event is “Leveraging the Power of Science and Technology To Reduce Tsunami Risk for Current and Future Generations,” under which discussion will be held by experts and young researchers from related countries and organizations.
  2. The event will take place from 21:30 to 23:00 on Friday November 5th (Japan Standard Time: GMT+9). Please register in advance at the following website.

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(Reference)World Tsunami Awareness Day

In December 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution, co-sponsored by 142 countries including Japan, designating November 5 as “World Tsunami Awareness Day” with a view to raising awareness of and promoting countermeasures against the risk of tsunami.

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