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IRDR Conference 2011 online registration deadline
24 October 2011 00:41
Dear All,IRDR is in the final stages of planning IRDR Conference 2011. If you haven't registered yet please go to http://www.irdrinternational.org/irdr-conference-2011/registration/ and register!Online registration deadline is October 25th, 2011 Beijing time!
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
13 October 2011 02:46
By UN resolution 44/236 (22 December 1989), the General Assembly designated the second Wednesday of October International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. The International Day was to be observed annually during the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 1990-1999. By resolution 64/...
Canadian Climate Scientist Elected as Next President of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
11 October 2011 09:19
Congratulations to Prof Gordon McBean!Professor Gordon McBean, an internationally recognized meteorologist and climate change expert, has been named as the future President of the International Council for Science (ICSU). An established member of the ICSU community, McBean was elected by representat...
IRDR Conference 2011 Preparation
20 September 2011 08:56
IRDR IPO is delighted to inform that the preparation for the October 2011 Conference is going great. We are excited to announce that MMe Michaëlle Jean - UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Haiti and a Former Governor General of Canada will be one of the keynote speakers during the conference.
22nd Pacific Science Congress - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
05 July 2011 05:44
Asia Pacific in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenge of Global ChangeThe Congress provided an interdisciplinary platform for scientists from the region to assess and prioritize issues requiring scientific research, bring together scientists from more remote states, catalyze international and cros...
Statement on Science and Technology for The Third Session of The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
01 July 2011 02:58
Members of the Scientific and Technical Committee of UN-ISDR prepared a statement during the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which set up an agenda to better align existing science and technical knowledge with the efforts to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action....
New IRDR Science Committee Chair and Members Appointed
23 June 2011 05:53
ICSU, ISSC and UNISDR approved the nomination of Sálvano Briceño as the new IRDR Science Committee Chair. He will succeed Gordon McBean effective November 1, 2011. Briceño recently retired as the Director of UNISDR, he brings extensive disaster risk and risk reduction experience to IRDR. Three new S...
Young Scientist Workshop, Beijing, China
22 June 2011 05:51
The IRDR International Programme Office and CEODE co-organized a workshop for young scientists that featured an introduction of IRDR by its Executive DirectorDr Jane E. Rovins, and talk about developing good international presentation skills, given by invited speakers from the USA – Mila Harrison, P...
Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland
21 June 2011 05:50
The Third Session of the Global Platform convened May 8-13, 2011 and brought together disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction experts. Over 2,000 policy makers and practitioners, from government, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector from both developing an...
Gi4DR, Antalya, Turkey
21 June 2011 05:50
During the Gi4DM 2011 (GeoInformation for Disaster Management) May 3 – 8 in Antalya, Turkey a mini-symposium “Natural Hazards and Disaster Risks in the Middle East Region” was held. This symposium was a part of the ENHANS project. It provided an opportunity to discuss and analyze major topics relate...