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Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

A new UN-SPIDER newsletter is now available. The latest issue focuses on the use of Earth observation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. 2015 is a milestone year for the United Nations. Not only is the organization celebrating its 70 years of existence, the year is also the starting point for major agreements and frameworks that will shape global sustainable development in the years to come.

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Thu, 04/06/2015 - 08:34

United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

130 international experts convened in Bonn to discuss the benefits of Earth observation for sustainable development (Image: DLR/Timm Bourry)

On 28 May 2015, UNOOSA and its co-organizers, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), successfully concluded the three day United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth observation in Bonn, Germany. The conference was kindly supported by Secure World Foundation, the City of Bonn and Digital Globe.

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Fri, 29/05/2015 - 11:03

Ecosystem based Disaster Risk Reduction - Space based and geospatial information to assess health of ecosystems

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Wed, 15/04/2015
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This article, written by UN-SPIDER's Beijing Office Head of Office Dr. Shirish Ravan, highlights the importance of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience. Space-based information, being a perfect tool for analysing the robustness of ecosystems, has a lot to contribute to the Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai Framework) and the Sustainable Development Goals currently being defined by the United Nations.

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WCDRR: A global partnership on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

One of the key outcomes of the working session was the announcement of a global partnership comprised of UNOOSA and 15 partners.

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce disaster risks on Sunday, 15 March 2015. 200 participants attended the session. The working session was conducted during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) taking place from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan.

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 14:52

WCDRR opens in Sendai, Japan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened the WCDRR on 14 March in Sendai, Japan (Image: UN Photo)

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was kicked off today in Sendai, Japan. It will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. Several thousand participants including world leaders are attending the event as well as related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.

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Sat, 14/03/2015 - 06:04

WCDRR Working Session: Earth Observation and High Technology to Reduce Risks

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The session during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will demonstrate how new innovations in the application of earth observation, satellite imagery, geographic and geospatial information and ICT can support the implementation of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. The session will share good practices and examples of the practical application of satellite and earth observation data, service and information for disaster risk reduction.

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15/03/2015

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Sendai International Centre Room N°: Exhibition Hall 1

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Sendai

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  • Japan

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Governments: Japan: Cabinet Office, MIC, MEXT, GSI, JAXA; Germany: DLR; China: NDRCC; Dominican Republic: CNE - EIGEO Bangladesh: MoDMR; Sri Lanka: DMC.

International and Regional Organizations: UNOOSA/ UN-SPIDER, UNESCAP, UNSD, UN-GGIM, UNITAR/UNOSAT, FAO, ITU, GEO, CEOS, GFDRR, ESA, ADRC, ICIMOD, ISCGM, IEEE RAS, IAEE, IMWI, CAS-TWAE-SDIM , IRS, CRASAR.

Academia: IRIDEeS, Tohoku University, Japan

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UN-SPIDER Updates January 2015

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Thu, 05/02/2015
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UN-SPIDER attended Second Prepcom for WCDRR

Two representatives of UN-SPIDER attended the second Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom2) related to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), scheduled to take place in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. PrepCom2 took place on 17 and 18 November in Geneva and served to approve the Conference programme of work and develop the draft post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

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Mon, 17/11/2014 - 12:04

Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

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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.

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14/01/2014 to 16/01/2014

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Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo

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Tokyo

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  • Japan

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Science Council of Japan United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Ito International Research Center Conference, University of Tokyo

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UN-SPIDER works with partners on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction

UN-SPIDER and its partners aim to make the disaster risk reduction community aware of the potential of satellite technologies

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and many partners from the Space, the Earth observations and the Civil Protection communities, and from the regional and international organizations have been working together since June 2014 as a way to spearhead efforts regarding the incorporation of the use of Earth Observations and Space-based applications in the post-2015 framework for disaster reduction (HFA-2), to be launched during the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan next year.

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Tue, 14/10/2014 - 08:56

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