The UN General Assembly confirmed that Japan will host the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 when it passed its annual resolution yesterday on the International Strategy for
The Coordination Centre for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America (CEPREDENAC) in Guatemala launched on 19 November 2012 an online Platform for Information and Communication for Integrated
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction looks back at an extremely successful year 2011.
UN-SPIDER participated in the Central American Communicators' Forum "The role of Institutional Communications in the Culture of Risk Prevention" organised by the Coordination Center for N
Myanmar's Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), the nodal agency for Disaster Management in Myanmar, launched an online portal for wider dissemination of po
Millions of people from the world's most vulnerable and poorest communities will benefit from new disaster preparedness programmes funded from the European Commission's Disaster Preparedness Progra
The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC), which also hosts a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has recently developed an automated, online tool for pred
Speaking in Japan at the Google-hosted event, "Big Tent: The Role of Technology in Disaster Preparedness and Relief", the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) head of office Mar
Disaster readiness is one of the seven key areas needing urgent attention that have been identified in the context of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
A study released by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on 7 April 2012 states that almost 60% of the 450 urban areas worldwide with a population of at least one million pe
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