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UN establishes Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an Independent Expert Advisory Group

The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 29 August 2014 the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

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Tue, 02/09/2014 - 14:44
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UN/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology: "Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable"

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Thu, 10/07/2014
Venue City: 
Ensenada, Baja California
Basic Information
Date: 
20/10/2014 - 23/10/2014
Venue: 
Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)
Venue Country: 
Mexico
Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA),

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE),

Mexican Space Agency

Co-organisers: 

United Nations General Assembly

Language of event: 
English

The objective of the UN/Mexico Symposium is to enhance access to space application tools for sustainable development through building capacity in basic space technology.

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31.8667
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Preparatory Committee of the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 15/06/2014
Venue City: 
Geneva
Basic Information
Date: 
14/07/2014 - 15/07/2014
Venue: 
Palais des Nations
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Event Organisers: 

UNISDR

Co-organisers: 

UN General Assembly

Language of event: 
English

This open-ended Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will take place on March 2015 in Japan, is established to review the organizat

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46.1984
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6.1423

GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Geneva
Basic Information
Date: 
07/04/2014 - 08/04/2014
Venue Country: 
Switzerland
Event Organisers: 

ITU

UNITAR

UNOSAT

ESRI

Language of event: 
English

NGO's, NPO's and GIS experts from all around the world will gather between 7-8 April in Geneva Switzerland for the 2014 GIS for the United Nations Conference.

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UN designates Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water

Han Seung-soo was appointed Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water.

On 19 December 2013, the United Nations appointed a Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water who will support the United Nations’ work on water related disaster risk reduction.

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Tue, 24/12/2013 - 06:49

New global agreement on disaster risk expected in 2015

Mayor of Sendai City and UNISDR Chief present the Logo of the Conference

The General Assembly confirmed that the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in Sendai City, Japan from 14 to18 March 2015.

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:00
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38.2682
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140.869

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System calls for more coordination

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) met in Brussels

From 12-13 November 2013, the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), a cooperation framework under the UN umbrella, met in Brussels to draw up benchmarks that regional crisis centre

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Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:44
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50.8503
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General Assembly sets up new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

 General Assembly Hall

On 9 July 2013 the General Assembly established a new High-level Political Forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, to boost efforts to tackle global econ

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Wed, 10/07/2013 - 14:26
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40.7493
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Disaster Risk Reduction: UN to develop an action plan

A major initiative to develop a UN strategic plan of action for disaster risk reduction and resilience got underway on 19 November 2012 at UNESCO HQ as representatives from 20 UN agencies and progr

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Fri, 23/11/2012 - 12:06

UN-SPIDER participates in meeting of UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management

More than 50 global geospatial experts got together in Amsterdam on 24th April 2012, including David Stevens representing UN-SPIDER, to discuss the “Future trends in geospatial information ma

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Mon, 07/05/2012 - 09:22