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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

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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 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.

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Sat, 14/03/2015 - 06:04

UN-SPIDER Updates January 2015

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Thu, 05/02/2015
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UN-SPIDER at a glance

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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

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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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First Preparatory Committee meeting for WCDRR concluded

Member States delegations convened in Geneva

On 14 and 15 July 2014, Member States and major groups convened in Geneva, Switzerland for the First Session of the Preparatory Committee of Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) to provide clear guidance and inputs to what the post-2015 framework should look like.

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Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:03

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

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The UN General Assembly confirmed that Japan will host the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 when it passed its annual resolution yesterday on the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

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Mon, 10/12/2012 - 16:26
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