Technical Advisory Support

National Office for Civil Protection of Tunisia

The National Office for Civil Protection (ONPC) under the Ministry of Interior of Tunisia is responsible for protecting people’s lives and properties against different disasters and threats. Its mandate includes


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UNOOSA launches 2018 Annual Report

Cover of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) 2018 Annual Report. Image: UNOOSA.

In its recently released 2018 Annual Report, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) provides an overview of the many projects and initiatives it engaged in during the past year to advance international cooperation in outer space.

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Fri, 21/06/2019 - 11:20

UN-SPIDER carries out Institutional Strengthening Mission to Nepal

Mission team and counterparts during the Institutional Strengthening Mission to Nepal in December 2018.

As part of the technical advisory support it provides to countries worldwide, UN-SPIDER carried out an Institutional Strengthening Mission to Nepal from 17 to 21 December 2018 upon the request of the government.

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Fri, 25/01/2019 - 12:21


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UN-SPIDER Advisory Support brochure

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Mon, 11/06/2018
Booklet about UN-SPIDER Advisory Support

The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and


Lao People's Democratic Republic - Technical Advisory Mission


Mon, 06/07/2015 to Fri, 10/07/2015

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Ministry of Science and Technology

Mission Profile: 

The mission team conducted in-depth discussions with four ministers and three vice-ministers (Science and Technology, Natural Resources and Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, Public Work and Transports, Health, Public Security, Education and Sports) and several other organisations (National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee, Natural Resources and Environment Institute, Natural Resources and Environment Data Center, Agriculture Statistics Center, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Forest Resources Information Centre, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, National Geographic Department and Lao Decide Info. The mission team also visited the UN Resident Coordinators and officials of UN agencies involved in disaster risk reduction.

On the fourth day of the mission, the national workshop on “Improving Disaster Management and Emergency Response Using Space-based Information” was organized, which was inaugurated by the Vice Minister of Science and Technology and attended by about 60 participants.

The mission team provided briefing to the high level officials of the MOST and the MONRE on the fifth day of the mission. The participants have done in-depth observations of the current state of use of earth observation and geospatial information in Lao PDR by all stakeholders of disaster management, and understood the challenges and constraints the country is facing to make effective use of these technologies in disaster management. The report of the TAM, containing the assessment, recommendations and actions will be submitted to the Government within two months and UN-SPIDER, along with its partners, will engage with the Government of Lao PDR to facilitate implementation of these recommendations.

The mission team was comprised of nine experts from UN-SPIDER and other organizations, namely the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), University of Georgia, Delta State University, United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, National Disaster Reduction Centre of China and International Water Management Institute.


UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER strengthens cooperation with United Arab Emirates

UNOOSA director Simonetta di Pippo and UN-SPIDER coordinator Luc St-Pierre visited the Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates

The Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Ms Simonetta Di Pippo, and UN-SPIDER Coordinator Luc St-Pierre, visited the Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates on 12 and 13 January 2015 to increase cooperation on technical capacity building on the use of space technologies for disaster risk reduction. The use of space technologies for disaster risk reduction is imperative for a country such as the Emirates.

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Fri, 16/01/2015 - 14:53


UN-SPIDER strengthens Universal Access to the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters

On 16 October, Luc St-Pierre, Coordinator of UN-SPIDER, presented via teleconference the 2014 report of activities of UNOOSA in support to the International Charter: Space and Major Disaster (International Charter) during the Charter Board Meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The report highlighted the actions taken by UNOOSA and UN-SPIDER in promoting the Charter's Universal Access initiative, started in September 2012.

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Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:20

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UN-SPIDER speaks at 57th session of COPUOS

Mr Luc St-Pierre presented the UN-SPIDER programme's recent activities to COPUOS

UN-SPIDER’s Senior Programme Coordinator, Mr Luc St-Pierre, addressed the attending delegations of the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on 12 June 2014 in a technical presentation.

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Fri, 13/06/2014 - 09:11


UN-SPIDER and APSCO: Further cooperation in 2014

UN-SPIDER Beijing Head of Office Shirish Ravan and APSCO Secretary-General

UN-SPIDER visited the office of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in Beijing, China on 13 March 2014 to discuss further joint activities in 2014.

The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) is an inter-governmental organisation aimed at promoting and strengthening the collaboration on space programmes and technologies among its Asian Member States. APSCO and UN-SPIDER have been cooperating closely since UN-SPIDER opened its office in Beijing in 2010.


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Thu, 20/03/2014 - 08:13

Indonesia: UN-SPIDER organizes stakeholders meeting

Representatives of DLR and LAPAN during the meeting.
Participants of the stakeholders meeting

In parallel to the United Nations/Indonesia International Conference on Integrated Space Technology Applications to


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Wed, 11/09/2013 - 10:47

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