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Global disaster reduction education campaign launch

"Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School" was launched on 15 June at UNESCO Headquarters. It promotes disaster reduction education curricula and improves school safety by encouraging construction standards that can withstand natural hazards.
Tilly Smith, the young English schoolgirl who saved many lives in Thailand in December 2004 thanks to a geography lesson about tsunamis, was present at the launch.

Press Release

Int'l Strategy for Disaster Reduction
United Nations

Japanese pupils first in prevention
The UNESCO Courier, May 2005

Knowledge is power
Video (4 ' 30'').

Lessons that save lives
Video (5 ' 00'').


Photo: UNESCO
Tilly Smith, a young English schoolgirl who saved many lives in Thailand in December 2004.
Publication Date 16-06-2006 4:00 pm
Source UNESCO
Publication Date 16-06-2006 4:00 pm
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