Space technologies play an important role in many areas of activity within the United Nations, both in relation to disaster risk management and emergency response. Various agencies are involved in UN disaster risk reduction and UN emergency response efforts, and can therefore greatly benefit from .
As it is especially challenging for developing countries to access and use space-based information, the United Nations supports these Member States through satellite-derived information products, such as maps, and through capacity building and institutional strengthening.
This section shows examples of the extremely valuable work that the UN is conducting, in order to leverage satellite technologies for disaster risk reduction, emergency response, environmental monitoring and sustainable development.
- ESCAP: Building Disaster Resilience in Asia and the Pacific with Space Applications
- ECA: Promoting Geospatial Data for Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Monitoring in Africa
- FAO: Watching Agricultural Drought Worldwide - from Space
- UNESCO-IOC: Sharing Sea Level Data for Tsunami Warnings via Satellites