World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed globally on 5 November 2019. The day was observed to raise tsunami awareness and share innovative approaches to risk reduction.
The 2019 World Tsunami Awareness Day focuses on promoting targets on the Sendai Seven Campaign. It focuses on reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and the disruption of basic services.
In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) marked 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. The observation of the day was initiated by Japan. Japan has experienced destruction because of the Tsunami over the years. Japan has a major expertise in areas such as tsunami and has built up public action, early warning, and building back better after a disaster to reduce future impacts.
Sendai Seven campaign:
In the year 2016, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) launched the Sendai Seven campaign. It aims to promote all the sectors to reduce disaster risk and disaster losses. The campaign has set 7 targets and 38 indicators to measure progress on reducing disaster losses.