Institutions

In its role as a bridge between communities dedicated to risk management, emergency response and space technologies, UN-SPIDER facilitates global and regional networking of organizations and institutions. This list of institutions contains profiles including information on mandates, capacities and skills in each institution.

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  1. The United Nations Disaster Management Team in Vietnam is a group of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam. This group aims to coordinate emergency relief among UN Agencies and NGOs in collaboration with the Government and the...
  2. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. Made up of 53 Member States and 9 Associate Members, with a geographical scope that...
  3. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United...
  4. The Map Collection of the united nations cartographic section houses over 80,000 maps, some 3,000 atlases, gazetteers, travel guides, cartographic and geographic reference works as well as digital cartographic products. More information: GIS UN  
  5. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-HABITAT) mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable urban development with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-HABITAT is committed to supporting Malawi in her...
  6. Ecuador has been described by analysts as one of the most unequal societies in the world. To ensure that most people get at least the basic resources for survival is a huge challenge. UNICEF has a long and recognized experience in supporting the...
  7. In Maldives, UNICEF is trying to ensure exclusive breastfeeding and quality complementary feeding, together with safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. It also tries to improve the quality of education and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in...
  8. UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child. Together with their partners, UNICEF works to translate that commitment into practical action, especially for the most disadvantaged children. In the Pacific, UNICEF works in Cook Islands,...
  9. The UN General Assembly adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in December 1999 and established UNDRR, the secretariat to ensure its implementation. UNDRR, the UN office for disaster risk reduction, is also the focal point in the...
  10. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social...
  11.   The mission of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to: alleviate human suffering...
  12. The Sahel, in Burkina Faso is facing an unprecedented crisis situation since 2005. A deficit of cereal production is exposing vulnerable people and children to acute malnutrition due to high food prices and the lack of food security. Moreover, as a...
  13. OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians. Ten months later, with the country still struggling to recover from the earthquake, a cholera...
  14. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall...
  15. In July 2011, Togo had received more than 4,000 refugees, most of whom are women and children. The majority of asylum seekers and refugees live in host communities and in urban settings, often in difficult conditions, without access to food and with...

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