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Discussing Disaster Risk: 5th International Disaster Risk Conference in Davos

Over 1000 participants are gathering in Davos for IDRC 2014 to discuss disaster

On 24 August 2014, the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 started in Davos, Switzerland.

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Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:31
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United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

The UN General Assembly adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in December 1999 and established UNISDR, the secretariat to ensure its implementation.

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First Preparatory Committee meeting for WCDRR concluded

Member States delegations convened in Geneva

On 14 and 15 July 2014, Member States and major groups convened in Geneva, Switzerland for the First Session of the Preparatory Committee of Third United Nations Wor

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OOSA Director explores collaboration on Space issues in Geneva

OOSA's Director, Simonetta di Pippo, met with representatives

Dr.

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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:58
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Proceedings for 2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction now available

It is a biennial forum for improving implementation of disaster risk

The proceedings of the Fourth Session of the Global Plat

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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Output Documents available

Plenary Summary: Global Platform and Discussions on Post-2015 Framework

The Fourth Session of the Global Platform took place from 19 to 23 May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Tue, 18/06/2013 - 15:19
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Tangible Earth: The World's first interactive digital Globe

Professor Shinichi Takemura demonstrating the Tangible Earth

During the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva which took place last week, Prof Shinichi Takemura presented his invention: The Tangible Earth.

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Wed, 29/05/2013 - 07:11
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Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015

Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Martin Dahi

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts,  as announced

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:29
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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER makes statement during Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Juan Carlos Villagran delivering UNOOSA's statement

The Fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be concluded today in Geneva after having

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 09:01
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Post-2015 disaster risk reduction: The role of outer space

Satellites help to respond to disasters, emergencies and crisis.

In a recent article on their website, UNISDR, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, highlights the discussions revolving around the role of space-based information for the post-201

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