UN SPIDER attended Preparatory meeting related to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

Two representatives of UN-SPIDER attended the second Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom2) related to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), scheduled to take place in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. PrepCom2 took place on 17 and 18 November in Geneva and served to approve the Conference programme of work and develop the draft post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

During the first preparatory session in Geneva on 14 and 15 July 2014, participants had already agreed on a draft agenda and proposed rules of procedure for adoption regarding the WCDRR. Participants of the PrepCom sessions include representatives of Member States, intergovernmental organizations, UN system entities, NGOs, subnational governments and private sector entities. Since not all agenda items could be discussed and decided upon, a third Preparatory Committee will most likely be held.

UN-SPIDER has attended both PrepComs in order to raise awareness on the importance of satellite-based information for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction and to liaise with partners, including GEO, CEOS, UNITAR-UNOSAT and others, in preparation for a joint side-event during WCDRR and follow-up actions. Additionally, UN-SPIDER and its partners aim to incorporate the use of Earth observations data and products in several of the indicators that have already been proposed in the monitoring framework.

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Source: UN SPIDER Updates November 2014

More information from and about UN SPIDER can be found in the November 2014 edition of the UN-SPIDER Updates.

Click here to read or download the Updates on the Knowledge Portal

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

Data application of the month

News from our Regional Support Offices

News from our Community

Upcoming events

Two representatives of UN-SPIDER attended the second Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom2) related to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), scheduled to take place in March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. PrepCom2 took place on 17 and 18 November in Geneva and served to approve the Conference programme of work and develop the draft post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

During the first preparatory session in Geneva on 14 and 15 July 2014, participants had already agreed on a draft agenda and proposed rules of procedure for adoption regarding the WCDRR. Participants of the PrepCom sessions include representatives of Member States, intergovernmental organizations, UN system entities, NGOs, subnational governments and private sector entities. Since not all agenda items could be discussed and decided upon, a third Preparatory Committee will most likely be held.

UN-SPIDER has attended both PrepComs in order to raise awareness on the importance of satellite-based information for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction and to liaise with partners, including GEO, CEOS, UNITAR-UNOSAT and others, in preparation for a joint side-event during WCDRR and follow-up actions. Additionally, UN-SPIDER and its partners aim to incorporate the use of Earth observations data and products in several of the indicators that have already been proposed in the monitoring framework.

Read full story

Source: UN SPIDER Updates November 2014

More information from and about UN SPIDER can be found in the November 2014 edition of the UN-SPIDER Updates.

Click here to read or download the Updates on the Knowledge Portal

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

Data application of the month

News from our Regional Support Offices

News from our Community

Upcoming events