In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the City of Tacloban - capital of the Philippine province of Leyte - will hold a summit to share both successes and failures during the Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).
On November 8, 2013 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to the landfall made by super Typhoon Haiyan over the central Philippines at 04:40, local time.
As a follow-up to a Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar in March 2013, UN-SPIDER and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) jointly organized the national training course "Geo-informatics for
Experts from UN-SPIDER and ICIMOD as well as invited experts from Wuhan University, China and the Myanmar Information Management Unit.
Twenty participants from various line ministries and departments involved in supporting disaster risk management and emergencyresponse in Myanmar attended the training course. Key officials from the following departments/agencies were among the participants: Relief and Rehabilitation Department (RRD), Department of Water Research and Improvement of River Systems (DWRIRS), Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), Fire Services Department (FSD), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), Natural Resources Utilization Department (NUD), Public Works Department (PWD), Irrigation Department (ID), Forest Department (FD), Rural Development Department (RDD) and the General Administration Department (GAD).
Future.gov reported that the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have formally agreed to adopt the haze monitoring system and share satellitedata to help locate fires.
The United Nations began its work in Sri Lanka in 1952 making it one of the first countries in the world to have a UN development programme. Three years later, on 14th December 1955, Sri Lanka was admitted as a member state of the UN. The UN is in Sri Lanka by explicit agreement with the government. The UN, in partnership with the government and people of Sri Lanka, works to ensure that all Sri Lankan people enjoy better living conditions.
The Survey Department of Sri Lanka is the National Surveying and Mapping Organisation and also the national focal point of GIS and Remote Sensing with representation in the Global Mapping Project organised by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM). Its mission is to provide high quality land information products and services through professionally qualified and dedicated personal.
The mission of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka is to ensure the availability of advanced and high quality communication technology services to all users at just, reasonable and affordable prices. This is to be achieved by working with all stakeholders in an independent, open and transparent manner to create a regulatory environment that promotes fairness, competition and investments, thus assuring the fulfillment of Sri Lanka’s long term communication needs.
Coastal regions are home to a large and growing population in Sri Lanka. The high concentration of population have produced many economic benefits from the coastal resources, in particular from fishing, tourism, and maritime activities, while having improved transportation links, developed industrial and urban centers, and modified physical nature in the coastal zone. Eventually the increasing beneficiaries cause for degrading the Natural Coastal Environment.