September 30, 2022

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UN warns of tsunami devastation

As it is World Tsunami Awareness Day, The highest representative of the United Nations shared the link with details about this day on his official Twitter account.

The headline of the micro-blogging site says that scientific and international cooperation should be at the center of our efforts to save lives from tsunamis and other hazards.

Precisely, this Friday the UN is celebrating a virtual event that seeks to use the power of science and technology to reduce the risk of this type of catastrophe for present and future generations.

According to its organizers, the aim of the initiative is to highlight the importance of international cooperation in reducing the risk and raising awareness that these events represent in a multi-threat approach to disaster risk reduction.

It is estimated that by 2030, 50 percent of the world’s population will live in coastal areas prone to floods, storms and tsunamis.

In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day and called on countries to promote related activities and share innovative approaches to reduce risk.

Such a date was proposed by Japan, which has accumulated excellent experience in areas such as early warning, public action and post-disaster reconstruction due to the continuous and bitter experience of the tsunami over the years.

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