Named the slogan under which will host the world day of civil defense

© Photo : courtesy of International organization of civil oboronitelnye Secretary of the International civil defence organization Vladimir Kuvshinov. Archive photoNamed the slogan under which will host the world day of civil defense© Photo : courtesy of the International civil defence organization

World civil defence day, which is celebrated on March 1, this year held under the motto «the Task of civil defence and national structures to improve the efficiency of the fight against disasters,» said Secretary General of the International civil defence organization (ICDO) Vladimir Kuvshinov.

«The theme of 2018 — «the Task of civil defence and national structures to improve the efficiency of disaster», — the message says Kuvshinova, posted on the organization’s website.

According to the Secretary General of ICDO, the purpose of the world day of civil defence – to promote the dissemination of knowledge about the means and methods of protection, and also improve the willingness of the population to defend itself in the event of disasters and accidents. Every year this event attracts more and more attention worldwide, more and more countries are celebrating it, trying to raise the level of training of the population and thereby reduce the risk of accidents and disasters, said Jugs.

«For the successful solution of all these important and challenging task every state should strive to create a National centre to combat catastrophes, which will be the main coordinating body for the prevention, monitoring and disaster response», — stated in the message of the Secretary General.

World day of civil defense was established by decision of the General Assembly of ICDO in 1990 in order to attract public attention to the important tasks performed by the national service of civil protection and defense — to save lives and the environment. Date of the holiday the day of entry into force (1 March 1972) of the Statute of the International civil defence organization, the adoption of which gave MY the status of an intergovernmental organization. In December 2015 DIRECT received observer status at the United Nations, which opens up new opportunities for the organization’s work, including in the field of training of specialists and the population to emergency situations of different nature and level.

ICDO is the only intergovernmental organization that specializiruetsya in the field of civil defense and population protection at the international level. It is composed of 58 countries (including Russia) as full members and 16 observer countries. In 2014, the Secretary-General of ICDO elected Russian Vladimir Kuvshinov.

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