Syndicate content

disaster risk reduction

Indonesia to host major conference on disasters in Asia

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.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 03/07/2012 - 09:45

Margareta Wahlström about disaster risk reduction

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).

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 21/06/2012 - 15:21

UN-SPIDER inaugurates international training course in India

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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 08:38
latitude: 
30.3165
longitude: 
78.0322

Ban Ki-moon stresses importance of disaster risk reduction

In a thematic debate on disaster risk reduction, the United Nations General Assembly emphasized the importance of disaster risk reduction.

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 08:38

UN kicks off talks on new blueprint for 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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:42
latitude: 
36.2048
longitude: 
138.253

WMO weather information system improves access to data

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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:36
latitude: 
46.1984
longitude: 
6.1423

WMO Welcomes Outcome of World Radiocommunication Conference 2012

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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 16:17
latitude: 
46.1984
longitude: 
6.1423

South-East Asian Nations Call for Greater Investment in Disaster Risk Reduction to Protect Economic Growth

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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:55
latitude: 
13.7407
longitude: 
100.535

Second GIS and Remote Sensing Course for Infrastructure Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Successfully Concluded

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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 15:39
latitude: 
18.0273
longitude: 
-63.0501

UN launches information system to boost disaster prevention, food security measures

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

Publishing Information
Publishing Date: 
Wed, 01/02/2012 - 15:57
latitude: 
46.1984
longitude: 
6.1423