In its resolution 61/110 of 14 December 2006 the United Nations General Assembly agreed to establish the "United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response - UN-SPIDER" as a new United Nations programme, with the following mission statement: "Ensure that all countries and international and regional organizations have access to and develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full disaster management cycle".
Whereas there have been a number of initiatives in recent years that have contributed to making space technologies available for humanitarian aid and emergency response UN-SPIDER is the first to focus on the need to ensure access to and use of such solutions during all phases of the disaster management cycle, including the risk reduction phase which will significantly contribute to a reduction in loss of lives and property.
The UN-SPIDER programme is achieving this by focusing on being a gateway to space information for disaster management support, by serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management, risk management and space communities and by being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening, in particular for developing countries. UN-SPIDER is being implemented as an open network of providers of space-based solutions to support disaster management activities. Besides Vienna (where UNOOSA is located), the programme also has an office in Bonn, Germany as well as an office in Beijing, China.
Please find below a list of relevant official documents. Reports in all six official UN languages are available on the UNOOSA website.
|General Assembly Resolution 61/110||Download|
|Report of the Secretary General 105/893||Download|
|UN-SPIDER Workplan 2014-2015||Download|
|UN-SPIDER Workplan 2012-2013||Download|
|UN-SPIDER Workplan 2010-2011||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Activities 2012||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Activities 2011||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Activities 2010||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Activities 2009||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Activities 2008||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Activities 2007||Download|
|Reports on Technical Advisory Support|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Support 2012||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Support 2011||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Support 2010||Download|
|Reports on Outreach Activities|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities 2009||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities 2008||Download|
|Report on UN-SPIDER Outreach Activities 2007||Download|
|Conference and workshop reports|
|International Conference: Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change (Beijing, November 2012)||Download|
|International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response (Vienna, December 2012)||Download|
|International Workshop: Strengthening Global Synergies through Knowledge Management, Portals and Networks (Bonn, April 2012)||Download|
|Reports on Regional Support Offices|
|Planned contributions of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices in 2012-2013||Download|
|Space-based information for Crowdsource Mapping||Download|
|UN-SPIDER Capacity Building Strategy||Download|