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Third UN WCDRR's Proceedings now available in English to free download

The Proceedings of the Third UN WCDRR now available in English (Image: Prevention Web)

The proceedings of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) are now available in English and will be translated and made available in th

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Fri, 10/07/2015 - 09:37

New international framework for disaster risk reduction mentions importance of Space technologies

The new international framework for disaster risk reduction was agreed upon after 30 hours of negotiation in Sendai (Photo: Manny de Guzman)

After 30 hours of negotiations, the 187 Member States that attended the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, agreed in the evening of 18 March (local time) on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, valid for the period 2015 to 2030. It contains seven targets and four priorities for action. The agreement on the text was announced by Conference President, Ms. Eriko Yamatani, Minister of State for Disaster Management.

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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:51

WCDRR: CANEUS public forum on sharing Space data

UNOOSA's director and two UN-SPIDER experts gave presentations during the CANEUS public forum

On 17 March 2015, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER contributed to a side event at the Third United Nations World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), organized by the CANEUS (Canada-Europe-US-Asia-Africa) International Organization.

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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 10:03

WCDRR: Public Forum on geospatial information for disaster resilience

The public forum was co-organized by IRIDeS, DLR, ADRC, and UN-SPIDER

On Sunday, 15 March 2015, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER co-organized a public forum on the sidelines of the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).

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Tue, 17/03/2015 - 08:53

UNDP and Tohoku University launch Global Centre for Disaster Statistics

UNDP and Tohoku University launched the "Global Centre for Disaster Statistics" at WCDRR (Image: UNISDR)

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University launched the "Global Centre for Disaster Statistics" on 15 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR

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Tue, 17/03/2015 - 08:26

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.

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 14:52

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER contributes to Early Warning Session at WCDRR

Panel of the WCDRR working session on early warning

Experts of UN-SPIDER as well as UNOOSA's director Simonetta Di Pippo have co-organized and contributed to a working group on early warning during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR

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Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:55

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.

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Sat, 14/03/2015 - 06:04

Satellite Earth Observations in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction

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Wed, 25/02/2015
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WCDRR Public Forum: Enhancing Disaster Resilience by Fusion of Simulation, Sensing and Geospatial Information

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This public forum is focusing on enhancing society's resilience towards future catastrophic

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15/03/2015

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Sendai

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Tohoku University Room N°: Mutimedia Hall

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  • Japan

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International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA), German Aerospace Center, UN-SPIDER

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