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GEO Appathon 2014 winners announced

Group on Earth Observations Summit in Geneva

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.

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Fri, 21/11/2014 - 14:46
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United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

The UN General Assembly adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in December 1999 and established UNISDR, the secretariat to ensure its implementation.

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GEO Announces GEO Appathon 2014 Competition

Our Earth from Space

On 9 May 2014 the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) announced the launch of GEO Appathon 2014.

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UN Invitation to the Business World to Discuss Disaster Risk Management

UN in Geneva calls out to Business Sector for Disaster Risk Reduction Forum

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.

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Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:40

New legislation adopted on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

European Parliament adopted new legislation on the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

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.

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:15
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UN family agrees on plan for disaster risk reduction

Displaced Family in Thailand

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

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Fri, 08/03/2013 - 14:21
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UNISDR counts the cost of 20 years of inaction

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

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Wed, 13/06/2012 - 16:22
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UNITAR/UNOSAT and Google aim to provide map data for improved disaster and humanitarian response

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

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Mon, 18/07/2011 - 10:49
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World Bank calls for innovative projects for disaster recovery and reconstruction competition - World Reconstruction Conference

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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Wed, 09/02/2011 - 11:30
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