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2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) marked the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October 2016, through a seminar that was held at Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg. The IDDR begun in 1989 after a call by the United Nations General Assembly to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction.

Read the full speech by Minister Des van Rooyen at the event.