Towards a new science and technology to consolidate disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

This meeting, which takes place prior to the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3rdWCDRR), will bring together decision makers and leading scientists to discuss how science and technology can contribute to disaster risk reduction and foster sustainable development.

Discussions will be based on the following three viewpoints:

1) It is highly likely that global losses resulting from natural disasters will increase in the future. Early action on recognised disaster risks is essential to sustainable development and to building resilient nations and communities. This conference will explore possibilities to collaborate with Future Earth in the field of earth environmental sciences, and with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and to contribute to goal-setting for Sustainable Development Goals on disaster reduction.

2) Reducing disaster... read more

Regional Support Office

The Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed the cooperation agreement on establishment of the ADRC UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) on the occasion of the 52nd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on 4th June 2009.


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