March 11, 2011 will be remembered as the date of one of the largest earthquakes and tsunamis in living history. An 8.9 earthquake, along with massive tidal waves, hit Japan with incredible force, causing catastrophic devastation. As the quake hit and the tsunami moved across the Pacific,
Following an invitation by the Head of the German Permanent Mission to the UN, H.E. Ambassador Rüdiger Lüdeking, representatives of the Missions to the International Organizations in Vienna attended a presentation on “Benefits of Space-based Support to
The International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO) conducted its 19th General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1 – 2 November 2010. Congregating 50 Member States mainly from Africa and Asia, and 16 countries as Observers, the General Assembly offers an opportunity for Member States to exchange impressions regarding advances in activities related to civil protection and to explore synergies to increase the capacity of its Member States and other countries in the area of civil defence.