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This year El Niño under the three strongest reported in 65 years

This year El Niño is the strongest since 15 years (Image: NASA).
During a news conference in Geneva on 16 November 2015, the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Mr. Michel Jarraud, commented that the “Severe droughts and devastating flooding being experienced throughout the tropics and sub-tropical zones bear the hallmarks of this
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Satellite operators sign Crisis Connectivity Charter at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation

Stephen O’Brien says that satellite communications are the only technology immune to natural disasters (Image: UN Geneva).

On 14 October at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation in Geneva, the

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Satellite operators sign Crisis Connectivity Charter at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation

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Local knowledge as a key element of disaster risk management and the management of floods

Investments in risk reduction can reduce the risk of flash floods (Image: USGS).

On October 07, the head of the UN Office for

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Agreement between UNOOSA and the Swiss Government

Satellite image of the city of Geneva, Switzerland (Image: NASA)

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is pleased to announce an agreement with the Swiss Government to support the development of new initiatives to advance the use of space-based tools and technology in the various areas of work of Geneva-based United Nations entities, international organisations or non-governmental organisations.

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Fri, 28/08/2015 - 11:33

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Geo-Information in Disaster Situations (GIDS): 6th Edition

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The aim of the course is to enable participants to work with basic GIS tools and methodologies in preparation of

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29/02/2016 to 11/03/2016

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Fri, 30/10/2015

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Geneva

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  • Switzerland

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

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University of Copenhagen

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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

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To promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making in

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27/01/2016 to 29/01/2016

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Geneva

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Geneva International Conference Centre

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  • Switzerland

Event Organisers: 

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION

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6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016

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28/08/2016 to 01/09/2016

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Davos

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Davos Congress Center

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  • Switzerland

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Global Risk Forum (GRF Davos)

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GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference

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Join geospatial professionals from international organizations and non-governmental/nonprofit organizations at the 2015 GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference from May 18 to 20, 2015 at Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland. Learn how GIS can help you identify and map the locations of vulnerable populations, communicate complex situations with simple web maps, plan where to execute program activities to meet objectives and deliver results, and more.

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18/05/2015 to 20/05/2015

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Geneva

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Campus Biotech

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  • Switzerland

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UNOSAT, Esri

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Flood Management Course

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The aim of this Flood Management Course is to provide basic principles and technical overview for flood management

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Basics of flood hazards

Meteorology
•Flood generation processes
•Sediment transport processes

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30/03/2015 to 02/04/2015

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Wed, 21/01/2015

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Thun or Spiez

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  • Switzerland

Event Organisers: 

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland - gov; Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Switzerland - gov

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Taking the Pulse of the Planet: GEO-XI Plenary

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Under the theme, "Taking the Pulse of the Planet”, 275 members of the GEO community, from more than 45 countries, will chart the next steps in creating and implementing a Global

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12/11/2014 to 14/11/2014

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Mon, 10/11/2014

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Geneva

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World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 7bis, avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva Switzerland

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  • Switzerland

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