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ESCAP and GIZ: New cooperation to strengthen disaster early warning in Asia-Pacific

satellite image of the island of Phuket before the tsunami hit

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) agreed on a 500,000 Euro investment from Germany to sup

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Mon, 10/02/2014 - 15:34

Study: Broadband Communication for Disaster Relief

The study looks at eight countries in the Asia-Pacific

A new study by the telecommunications expert in the Asia-Pacific TRPC and Prof John Ure (Hingkong University) sheds light on the use of broadband communication for disaster relief.

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Fri, 31/05/2013 - 07:06

UN: Asia-Pacific suffering 80 percent of global losses due to disasters

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report (APDR) 2012 found that, from 1970 to 2010, the average number of people at risk from yearly flooding in Asia-Pacific more than doubled from 29.5 million to 63.8 mi

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Tue, 23/10/2012 - 14:43

UN-SPIDER builds hazard mapping skills in Sri Lanka

From 14 to 17 of August 2012, UN-SPIDER conducted the Capacity Building Programme “Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka”, as a follow-up to the Technical Advisory

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Fri, 24/08/2012 - 15:29

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Maldives

In Maldives, UNICEF is trying to ensure exclusive breastfeeding and quality complementary feeding, together with safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

World Health Organization (WHO) in Maldives

WHO was the first UN agency to establish a country programme and an office in Maldives. WHO’s role as the longest standing partner in national health development is well recognized.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Maldives

UNDP works with the people and the government of the Maldives to reduce disparities and vulnerabilities, to promote democratic governance, to protect the environment, and to empower communities.

Maldivian Department of National Planning

The Maldivian Department of National Planning runs under the Ministry of Finance and Treasury.

Maldivian Meteorological Service

Realizing and understanding the role of meteorological services for socio-economic planning and the development of the country, the Department of Meteorology was established on 1 July 1980 as an in

Maldivian Ministry of Health and Family

The mission of the Ministry of Health and Family in the Maldives is to establish systems for health, well-being and social protection of its people, to provide affordable, accessible and quality he