The Fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be concluded today in Geneva after having been in session for a week. Yesterday, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER had the opportunity to present a statement. Juan Carlos Villagrán de Léon, Head of the Bonn Office of UN-SPIDER, delivered the statement on behalf of OOSA.
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The Fourth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be concluded today in Geneva after having been in session for a week.
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
UNOOSA and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) organized the 10th Open Informal Session entitled: "Space and Disaster Risk Reduction: Planning for Resilient human settlements."
UNOOSA and UNISDR organize Session on Space and Disaster-Risk Reduction
The 33rd session of the UN Inter-agency Meeting on Outer Space Affairs was inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland this morning. The three-day event is intended for discussion of current and future activities, emergent technologies of interest and other related matters. The meeting issues a report on it deliberations for the consideration of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the primary UN body that deals with peaceful uses of space and international cooperation in outer space.
Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland. The mission’s vast archives continue to prove useful for mapping ground deformation. Landslides are a natural