Disaster Risk

Science for future peace and development

On 10 November, UNESCO and the world celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 (Image:Creative Commons).

On 10 November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015, launching the 2015 UNESCO World Science Report.

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UN-SPIDER to participate in the IAA Climate Change Disaster Management Conference, in Mexico City

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and its Platform for

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United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - “A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030”

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The UN-SPIDER Beijing Office successfully conducted the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for

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14/09/2015 to 16/09/2015

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Sun, 19/07/2015

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Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel

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Beijing

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  • China

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

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GFDRR and DFID: Challenge Fund to improve disaster risks assessment

Global Digital Elevation Model produced by ASTER (Image: NASA)

The Challenge Fund has been launched to help developing countries use risk information for decision-making and improve assessing

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Thu, 26/03/2015 - 11:05

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INFORM: New data tool for disaster risk management launched

The Earth seen from GOES Satellite on 19 December 2011

INFORM, a global, open-source risk assessment tool has been launched by the European Commission and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum for coordinating humanitarian assistance between UN and non-UN partners, to identify possible humanitarian crises requiring international assistance.

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Fri, 02/01/2015 - 08:36

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ESA and the Asian Development Bank to employ Earth observation data for sustainable development

Earth observation image for agriculture and rural development applications

In October 2014 a new cooperative project between ESA and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), called Earth Observation for a Transforming Asia Pacific (EOTAP), was launched.

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Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:14

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Apply now: UN/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation on 26-28 May 2015

 

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UN/Germany Conference 26-28 May 2015 in Bonn

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UN-SPIDER attended Second Prepcom for WCDRR

Two representatives of UN-SPIDER attended the second Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom2) related to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), scheduled to take place in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. PrepCom2 took place on 17 and 18 November in Geneva and served to approve the Conference programme of work and develop the draft post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

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Preparations for WCDRR: PrepCom2 concluded

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Mon, 17/11/2014 - 12:04

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World Risk Report 2014 published

The 2014 World Risk Report (WRR 2014) recently published by the United Nations University EHS Institute and the Alliance Development Works systematically considers a country’s

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Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:37

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UN-SPIDER works with partners on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

UN-SPIDER and its partners aim to make the disaster risk reduction community aware of the potential of satellite technologies

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and many partners from the Space, the Earth observations and the Civil Protection communities, and from the regional and international organizations have been working together since June 2014 as a way to spearhead efforts regarding the incorporation of the use of Earth Observations and Space-based applications in the post-2015 framework for

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Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:56

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