High school students islands summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 in Okinawa to be held on 7th and 8th November

The World Tsunami Awareness Day on November 5th is an international day, which was proposed by Japan and co-tabled by 141 countries at the United Nations (UN) General assembly in December 2015. It was adopted by consensus for the purpose of raising international awareness of the threat of tsunami and precautionary measures against it.

In November 2016, the first year after the establishment of the World Tsunami Awareness Day, the High School Students Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day in Kuroshio was held in Kuroshio-town, Kochi Prefecture to give opportunities for youth around the world, who bear responsibility for the next generation, to learn the threat of tsunami and precautionary measures against it.

High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 in Okinawa will be held on 7th and 8th November in Okinawa prefecture, Japan. High school students from Tonga have been selected to join this summit following the last year’s participation in Kurishio town, Kochi prefecture.

Please refer to the following webpages for update on the summit.

-Official Website of Okinawa Prefecture 
-High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 in Okinawa 
-UNISDR ( The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) webpage