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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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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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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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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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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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UNISDR: Economic losses from disasters keep rising

Natural Disasters in 2012

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) last week stated that for the first time in history the world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $

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UN Kicks Off Global Campaign for Drought Mitigation

UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja: "Do not let our future dry up”

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have kicked-off the 2013 global campaign to drought preparedness and risk management on 1

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UNOOSA and UNISDR organize Session on Space and Disaster-Risk Reduction

Under the umbrella of the thirty-third session of the United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting (IAM) on Outer Space Activities this week in Geneva, UNOOSA and the United Nations Office for Disaster Redu

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33rd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Affairs inaugurated

The 33rd session of the UN Inter-agency Meeting on Outer Space Affairs was inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland this morning.

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