After 30 hours of negotiations, the 187 Member States that attended the Third UN World Conference on
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After 30 hours of negotiations, the 187 Member States attending the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, agreed in the evening of 18 March (local time) on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, valid for the period 2015 to 2030. It contains seven targets and four priorities for action and specifically mentions the importance of space-based information.
Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction adopted by Member States
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a WCDRR working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce disaster risks on Sunday, 15 March 2015. 200 participants attended the session. One of the key outcomes of the session was the formation of a global partnership comprised of UNOOSA and fifteen partners from the Space community, from the development community and from the disaster-risk reduction community.
The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was kicked off today in Sendai, Japan. It will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. Several thousand participants including world leaders are attending the event as well as related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA), German Aerospace Center, UN-SPIDER