During the Eleventh Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), held last week in Geneva, the winners of the GEO Appathon 2014 were announced.
The UN General Assembly adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in December 1999 and established UNISDR, the secretariat to ensure its implementation.
On 9 May 2014 the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) announced the launch of GEO Appathon 2014.
On 02 April 2014 the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR invited the International Business Community to a month-long round of online consultations.
On 10 December 2013, the European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism paving, by doing so, the way for stronger cooperation in responding to disasters.
Representatives of UN agencies, funds and programmes completed an action plan this week that will accelerate the integration of disaster risk reduction into all UN country level operations in respo
Margareta Wahlström, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, addressed UN Member States, urging them to face the consequences of the economic and
After years of successful collaboration, UNITAR/UNOSAT (the operational satellite applications programme of UNITAR) and Google have strengthened their collaboration by signing an agreement that wil
The World Bank is calling for innovative ideas to solve challenges in disaster recovery and reconstruction, ahead of the World Reconstruction Conference, the first large-scale global conference to
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