The Indonesian government will host the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in October as the region counts the cost of record-breaking disaster losses over the last year.
Disaster readiness is one of the seven key areas needing urgent attention that have been identified in the context of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
On 9 April 2012 UN-SPIDER inaugurated the international training course “Space technology applications in Disaster Risk Reduction” organised at the Centre for Space Science Technology E
In a thematic debate on disaster risk reduction, the United Nations General Assembly emphasized the importance of disaster risk reduction.
The United Nations disaster risk reduction office today announced the start of consultations on a new international blueprint for reducing disaster losses ahead of a conference on the issue that Ja
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
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
The 2011 floods that caused unprecedented devastation across South-East Asia have highlighted the need for stepped up investment in disaster risk reduction to protect social and economic assets, to
Last week 19 persons from various government entities on Sint Maarten (17), Anguilla (1) and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) (1) took part in part two of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) a
The United Nations launched today an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for disaster risk reduction, water management, food sec
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