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UNISDR: Economic losses from disasters keep rising

Natural Disasters in 2012

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) last week stated that for the first time in history the world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $

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Thu, 21/03/2013 - 08:37
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UN Kicks Off Global Campaign for Drought Mitigation

UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja: "Do not let our future dry up”

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have kicked-off the 2013 global campaign to drought preparedness and risk management on 1

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Mon, 18/03/2013 - 09:35
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UNOOSA and UNISDR organize Session on Space and Disaster-Risk Reduction

Under the umbrella of the thirty-third session of the United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting (IAM) on Outer Space Activities this week in Geneva, UNOOSA and the United Nations Office for Disaster Redu

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Fri, 15/03/2013 - 11:53
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33rd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Affairs inaugurated

The 33rd session of the UN Inter-agency Meeting on Outer Space Affairs was inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland this morning.

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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:22
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UNISDR: Global Disaster Risk Assessment Report takes Shape

Work is entering the final stages on UNISDR's new edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) which will appear in May this year.

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Mon, 11/02/2013 - 11:34
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IWG-SEM holds third meeting in Geneva

The International Working Group on the use of Satellite data for Eme

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Thu, 25/10/2012 - 12:39

Satellite data supports mapping of ground deformation

Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland.

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Thu, 27/09/2012 - 09:56

CERN to tap new Europe cloud computing project

Three key research centers and a consortium of Internet companies said on Thursday they would work together on a European cloud computing platform to handle the continent's rapidly growing

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Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:18
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WMO weather information system improves access to data

An international information system designed to improve and expand the exchange of data on weather, climate and water will help boost food security around the world, according to the World Meteorol

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:36
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WMO Welcomes Outcome of World Radiocommunication Conference 2012

Radio frequencies which are vital for weather forecasts, disaster warnings and climate monitoring will remain available to the meteorological community and protected from interference from other ap

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Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:17
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