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ESCAP: Building Disaster Resilience in Asia and the Pacific with Space Applications

Floods in China in 2013 captured by the Indian Radarsat satellite
Technical advisory service provided to the National Remote Sensing Center of Mongolia in 2013

The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region of the world.

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Space Technologies in the UN

Space technologies play an important role in many areas of activity of the United Nations with relation to

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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. He expects the group to provide him with inputs to shape “an ambitious and achievable vision” for a future development agenda beyond 2015 to succeed the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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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"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The mission of the UN/Mexico Symposium is to enhance access to space application tools for sustainable development through building capacity in basic space technology.

The objectives that will be discussed during the technical sessions include:

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20/10/2014 to 23/10/2014

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Thu, 10/07/2014

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Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)

Venue City: 

Ensenada, Baja California

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA),

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE),

Mexican Space Agency

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United Nations General Assembly

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

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This open-ended Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the 3rd World Conference on

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14/07/2014 to 15/07/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 15/06/2014

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Palais des Nations

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Geneva

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UN General Assembly

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GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference

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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.

The Conference aims to show the possibilities Geospatial Information Systems and Geography have to offer to aid programs and other activities as well as to establish a platform for information exchange between stakeholders.

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07/04/2014 to 08/04/2014

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Geneva

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ITU

UNITAR

UNOSAT

ESRI

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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

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Tue, 24/12/2013 - 06:49

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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

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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

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Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:44

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General Assembly sets up new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

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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 economic, social and environmental challenges.

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Wed, 10/07/2013 - 14:26

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