The Information and Communications and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP, jointly with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), are organizing an observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction
on 8 October 2008 in Bangkok at UN Conference Centre. The event will be held in conjunction with the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management. The joint regional commemoration will include a panel discussion on “Community safety and disaster resilient infrastructures in the Asia Pacific region” with school and hospital safety as its focus. The awards for a regional children’s drawing competition, "Community Safety
: Hospital, School and House of My Dream
", will also be given.