disaster risk reduction

63 countries renew commitment to disaster risk reduction

The World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction, organized by Japan and the United Nations, concluded today, calling for increased investment in disaster

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Thu, 05/07/2012 - 10:34

Indonesia to host major conference on disasters in Asia

The Indonesian government will host the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in October as the region counts the cost of record-breaking disaster losses over the last year.

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Tue, 03/07/2012 - 09:45

Margareta Wahlström about disaster risk reduction

Disaster readiness is one of the seven key areas needing urgent attention that have been identified in the context of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The UN News Centre spoke with Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström about what countries and communities can do to prevent disasters, and why it’s important to start with disaster risk

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Thu, 21/06/2012 - 15:21

UN-SPIDER inaugurates international training course in India

On 9 April 2012 UN-SPIDER inaugurated the international training course “Space technology applications in Disaster Risk Reduction” organised at the Centre for Space Science Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), the UN affiliated regional centre based in Dehradun, India. The Course will be conducted until 4 May 2012.

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Tue, 17/04/2012 - 08:38

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Ban Ki-moon stresses importance of disaster risk reduction

In a thematic debate on disaster risk reduction, the United Nations General Assembly emphasized the importance of disaster risk reduction.

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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 08:38

UN kicks off talks on new blueprint for disaster risk reduction

The United Nations disaster risk reduction office today announced the start of consultations on a new international blueprint for reducing disaster losses ahead of a conference on the issue that Japan has offered to host in 2015.

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Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:42

WMO weather information system improves access to data

An international information system designed to improve and expand the exchange of data on weather, climate and water will help boost food security around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:36

WMO Welcomes Outcome of World Radiocommunication Conference 2012

Radio frequencies which are vital for weather forecasts, disaster warnings and climate monitoring will remain available to the meteorological community and protected from interference from other applications thanks to decisions taken by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12).

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:17

South-East Asian Nations Call for Greater Investment in Disaster Risk Reduction to Protect Economic Growth

The 2011 floods that caused unprecedented devastation across South-East Asia have highlighted the need for stepped up investment in disaster risk reduction to protect social and economic assets, top government officials from the subregion agreed at a United Nations forum here today.

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:55

Second GIS and Remote Sensing Course for Infrastructure Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Successfully Concluded

Last week 19 persons from various government entities on Sint Maarten (17), Anguilla (1) and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) (1) took part in part two of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing Course for Infrastructure Management and Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:39

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