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Discussing Disaster Risk: 5th International Disaster Risk Conference in Davos

Over 1000 participants are gathering in Davos for IDRC 2014 to discuss disaster

On 24 August 2014, the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 started in Davos, Switzerland. This year's topic is "Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice".

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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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First Preparatory Committee meeting for WCDRR concluded

Member States delegations convened in Geneva

On 14 and 15 July 2014, Member States and major groups convened in Geneva, Switzerland for the First Session of the Preparatory Committee of Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) to provide clear guidance and inputs to what the post-2015 framework should look like.

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OOSA Director explores collaboration on Space issues in Geneva

OOSA's Director, Simonetta di Pippo, met with representatives

Dr. Simonetta di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), was in Geneva, Switzerland, between 24 and 27 June 2014 to meet with high level representatives of sister agencies of the United Nations system, other international organizations in Geneva and with the Government of Switzerland.

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Mon, 30/06/2014 - 17:58

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Proceedings for 2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction now available

It is a biennial forum for improving implementation of disaster risk
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Fri, 16/08/2013 - 08:58

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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Output Documents available

Plenary Summary: Global Platform and Discussions on Post-2015 Framework

The Fourth Session of the Global Platform took place from 19 to 23 May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. Two of the main output documents are now available: The Chair's Summary and the Communiqué of the High-Level Dialogue.

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Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015

Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Martin Dahi

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts,  as announced today at the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that wrapped up in Geneva.

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:29

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UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER makes statement during Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Juan Carlos Villagran delivering UNOOSA's statement

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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UNOOSA statement on Disaster Risk Reduction

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Post-2015 disaster risk reduction: The role of outer space

Satellites help to respond to disasters, emergencies and crisis.

In a recent article on their website, UNISDR, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, highlights the discussions revolving around the role of space-based information for the post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework. The discussions had taken place during an interactive forum on 14 March 2013 in Geneva.

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Fri, 19/04/2013 - 10:45

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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 $100 billion due to an enormous increase in exposure of industrial assets and private property to extreme disaster events.

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