The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for
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The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - "A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030 “ was successfully conducted from 14 to 16 September 2015.
Based on the findings of a scientific review of the draft SDGs, the experts have presented in the International weekly journal of science, Nature, five main priorities they recommend the scientific community to follow. These are: Devise metrics, establish monitoring mechanisms, evaluate progress, enhance infrastructure and standardize and verify data.
The Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Ms Simonetta Di Pippo, and UN-SPIDER Coordinator Luc St-Pierre, visited the Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates on 12 and 13 January 2015 to increase cooperation on technical capacity building on the use of space technologies for disaster risk reduction. The use of space technologies for disaster risk reduction is imperative for a country such as the Emirates.
Africa is the first region to agree on a set of recommendations for the new UN global agreement on reducing disaster risk. At the closing day of the fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the participants adopted a comprehensive statement with recommendations for the post-2015 Framwork for Disaster Risk Reduction which will be adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on Sendai Japan, in March 2015.
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A workshop and training course on space-based technologies for disaster risk management are being held from 5 to 9 May 2013 in Khartoum, Sudan. Both events are organized jointly by UN-SPIDER and their partners the Remote Sensing Authority (RSA), the National Center for Research (NCR) of Sudan and the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).
A workshop and training course on space-based technologies for disaster risk management are being held from 5 to 9 May 2013 in Khartoum, Sudan.