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UNISDR calls for nominations for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction

Last year's Sasakawa Award was shared between two winners

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) announced that nominations for the 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction now open.

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Wed, 25/06/2014 - 10:33

UN-SPIDER Updates May 2014

Issue Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2014

UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance

UN-SPIDER's Shirish Ravan during his presentation

On 8 and 9 May 2014, UN-SPIDER participated in the International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance in Beijing.

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Wed, 14/05/2014 - 16:23
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116.439

UN-SPIDER participated in ISDR Asia Platform

Participants of the ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting in Bangkok

UN-SPIDER participated in the first ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting of 2014, which was hosted in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22 to 24 April 2014.

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Wed, 30/04/2014 - 10:36
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13.7279
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100.524

United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 29/06/2014
Venue City: 
Beijing
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Date: 
15/09/2014 - 17/09/2014
Venue: 
Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel
Venue Country: 
China P. Rep.
Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Co-organisers: 

Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

Language of event: 
English
Floods in Northeastern China in 2013

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39.904
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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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130.901

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
longitude: 
-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