The 2011 day is about using children and young people as
partners in Disaster Risk Reduction
. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is about assessing and analysing casual factors of disasters, thereby attempting to reduce disasters from occurring. The International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction takes place on the 13th October each year. It aims to promote worldwide awareness of disaster reduction  as well as finding ways to be more prepared for global disasters. It was implemented in 1989 by the UN General Assembly.