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World Civil Defence Day 2024: Date, History, Theme and Significance

World Civil Defence Day provides an opportunity to highlight the efforts of civil defense organizations in safeguarding people and communities from various disasters and emergencies

World Civil Defence Day emphasizes the role of civil defense in promoting resilience, reducing the impact of disasters, and ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals (Dreamstime)Premium
World Civil Defence Day emphasizes the role of civil defense in promoting resilience, reducing the impact of disasters, and ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals (Dreamstime)

World Civil Defense Day 2024 is set to be celebrated on March 1 with an aim to increase awareness about the importance of civil protection and emergency preparedness at both national and international levels. The day outlines the crucial role played by civil defense in promoting resilience, reducing the impact of disasters, and ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals during crises.

World Civil Defence Day provides an opportunity to highlight the efforts of civil defense organizations in safeguarding people and communities from various disasters and emergencies. This serves as a reminder for individuals, communities, and governments to actively participate in disaster preparedness and response activities.

World Civil Defence Day 2024: History

World Civil Defense Day has its origins in the efforts to promote civil defense and emergency preparedness at the global level. The day was first officially designated by the United Nations (UN) on December 6, 1990. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution inviting member states to observe March 1st as World Civil Defense Day.

Since its inception, World Civil Defense Day has been an occasion for countries worldwide to share information, exchange best practices, and conduct awareness campaigns. It plays a crucial role in fostering international cooperation in disaster risk reduction and emergency management.

World Civil Defence Day 2024: Theme

The theme of World Civil Defense Day 2024 is “Honor Heroes and Promote Safety Skills." The theme emphasizes on the crucial aspects of building a resilient and secure community.

World Civil Defence Day 2024: Celebrations

The celebrations may vary in different nations and countries may organize various events, campaigns, and activities on World Civil Defense Day to educate the public, share information about emergency procedures, and acknowledge the contributions of civil defense personnel. The themes and focus areas for the day may vary, but the overarching goal is to promote a culture of preparedness and resilience in the face of natural or man-made disasters.

 

 

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Published: 01 Mar 2024, 05:53 AM IST
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