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El Salvador: UN-SPIDER and partners conduct Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems

Participants of the Expert Meeting on Early Warning Systems in El Salvador

On 31 March and 1 April 2014, UN-SPIDER, the Central American Coordination Centre for Natural Disaster Prevention (CEPREDENAC) and Secure World Foundation joined forces to conduct an expert meeting

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Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:44
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-15.4082
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28.2872

Dominican Republic: New National Plan for Disaster Risk Management

Community near Santo Domingo flooded due to Hurricane Sandy in November 2012.

The President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, has approved a new "National Plan for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management",

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:24
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30.4141
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UN Special Representative proposes elements for post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), Margareta Wahlström, has presented a paper with proposed elements for consideration in the development of the

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Mon, 23/12/2013 - 09:54

Regional Workshop on integral disaster risk management in Central America

Participants discussed recent advances, challenges and needs.

UN-SPIDER participated in the Regional Consultation and Awareness Raising Workshop on Integral Disaster Risk Management in Central America which took place in Panama City, Panama, from 26 to 28 Nov

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Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:55
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8.99427
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-79.5188

United Nations celebrates International Day for Disaster Reduction

On 13 October 2013, the United Nations observed the 2013 International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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Mon, 14/10/2013 - 08:36

Disaster Risk in Cities: Swiss Re publishes Report

"Mind the Risk" ranks cities threatened by disasters

"Mind the Risk: A global ranking of cities under threat from natural disasters" is the title of

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Thu, 19/09/2013 - 10:44

United Nations International Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sat, 10/08/2013
Venue City: 
Beijing
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Date: 
23/10/2013 - 25/10/2013
Venue: 
Zhongmin Plaza, 7, Baiguang Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053, CHINA
Venue Country: 
China P. Rep.
Event Organisers: 

United Nations for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

Language of event: 
English

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39.8845
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116.358

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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

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Mon, 10/12/2012 - 16:26

Central America: New Portal for Disaster Risk Management launched

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

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Tue, 20/11/2012 - 14:32

UNISDR reports on record-breaking year

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction looks back at an extremely successful year 2011.

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Thu, 26/07/2012 - 16:37