Disaster Risk Reduction: On the way to WCDRR

The upcoming Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015 is expected to bring together more than 6,000 stakeholders from government agencies, international and regional organizations, the private sector, civil society and non-government agencies. Its main outcome is expected to be a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (Hyogo Framework for Action 2 - HFA-2).


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Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:05

UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Pacific Policy Makers Dialogue

Asia is the world's most disaster-prone region of the world

Recognizing the importance of space-based information for disaster risk reduction, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA jointly organised the meeting "Policy Mak


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Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:04

UN-SPIDER hosts joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Multi-Risk Modeling for Disaster Management

Experts from IRIDeS, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Chiba University and DLR joined the UN-SPIDER mini-workshop.

On 19 and 20 September 2014, UN-SPIDER hosted a joint workshop with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Tohoku University, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) on the UN Campus in Bonn.

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Tue, 23/09/2014 - 11:00

Arab States discuss post-2015 disaster risk reduction

The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.

From 14 to 16 September 2014, 19 Arab States met in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. They discussed the way forward for disaster risk reduction in the region and their recommendations for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction which will be adopted next March in Sendai, Japan, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.


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Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:09

Small Island Developing States: Strengthening partnerships for disaster risk management

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is currently being held in Samoa. The goal of the four-day conference which will conclude today, is to focus attention on Small Island Developing States - a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities. One of the main topics addressed is disaster risk reduction.

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Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:58

Outcomes of the United Nations/Germany Expert Meeting 2014 (Planet@Risk)

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Fri, 01/08/2014


Discussing Disaster Risk: 5th International Disaster Risk Conference in Davos

Over 1000 participants are gathering in Davos for IDRC 2014 to discuss disaster

On 24 August 2014, the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 started in Davos, Switzerland. This year's topic is "Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice".


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Wed, 27/08/2014 - 10:31

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was developed to guide efforts on disaster risk reduction in the period between 2015 and 2030.


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Information Management for Disaster-Risk Reduction

As stated in the Hyogo Framework for Action, "the starting point for reducing disaster risk and for promoting a culture of disaster


The UN and Disaster Risk Management


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