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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

Global Partnership Using Space-based Technology Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP-STAR)

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, together with many partners from the space, Earth observations, and civil protection communities, and regional and international organizations have conducted a variety of efforts since June 2014 as a way of spearheading efforts regarding the incorporation of the use of space-based technologies and applications and Earth observation in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030.

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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

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

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".

Over 1000 participants including business leaders, decision makers, practitioners, UN-, IO- & NGO-agents and scientists from more than 100 countries are attending ICRD 2014 to share and discuss new findings and experiences about the broad spectrum of risks societies are facing today.

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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. The framework was adopted during the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was held in Sendai, Japan, from 14 to 18 March 2015. As in the case of its predecessor, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the Sendai Framework recognizes that Member States have the primary responsibility to prevent and reduce disaster risk. 

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The UN and Disaster Risk Management

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015. Image: UNDRR.

The United Nations designated the period between 1990-1999 as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). Under the umbrella of IDNDR, experts from many fields began to shape the global framework for disaster risks and their management. Of particular relevance was the introduction of several concepts related to disaster-risk, including hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and risk; as well as the need to reduce disaster-risks for a more sustainable development of communities worldwide.

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AMCDRR: Bangkok declaration on disaster risk reduction

Conference on Disaster Risk Management

Recognizing the achievements of the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and development of the post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2), members of the Delegations attending the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference of Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) issued a declaration to governments and stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

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Fri, 27/06/2014 - 13:23

UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance

UN-SPIDER's Shirish Ravan during his presentation

On 8 and 9 May 2014, UN-SPIDER participated in the International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance in Beijing. The event was jointly organized by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, and the Ministry of Education of China.

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Wed, 14/05/2014 - 16:23

UN-SPIDER participated in ISDR Asia Platform

Participants of the ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting in Bangkok

UN-SPIDER participated in the first ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting of 2014, which was hosted in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22 to 24 April 2014. The meeting served mainly to discuss the preparation of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) and inputs to Post 2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (Hyogo Framework for Action 2).

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Wed, 30/04/2014 - 10:36

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