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Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
13 March 2012 01:20
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR paper outlines some substantive issues and a process of consultations as the disaster risk reduction community heads toward the end date of the current blueprint for global disaster risk redu...
4th IDRC Davos 2012 – Call for Abstracts Extended to 31 March
12 March 2012 02:52
The call for contributions for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012 has been extended to 31 March 2012. The best papers will be published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.Submit an abstract.
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society and American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly 2012
06 March 2012 03:38
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) and American Geophysical Union (AGU) will hold a joint assembly August 13-17, 2012 on Sentosa Island, Singapore.Abstracts are invited for this session:Session IWG10 - Concatenated Hazards and DisastersThis session will concentrate on situations where one extre...
United Nations Starts Discussion on a New International Blue Print for DRR
06 March 2012 02:04
The United Nations Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, and HE Yoichi Otabe, the Japanese Ambassador to the International Organizations in Geneva, announced today the start of consultations on a new international blueprint for reducing disaster losses in advance o...
Global Assessment Report 2013 (GAR 2013) - Call for Abstracts
05 March 2012 07:01
The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction seeks background papers for the 2013 Global Assessment Report (GAR13), the world's leading report on disaster reduction.For more information or to submit your abstract visit this page.
ICSU-UNESCO Regional Science and Technology Workshops Report is Now Available
24 February 2012 05:59
ICSU-UNESCO Regional Science and Technology workshops report is now available.Five regional workshops (for Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Arab States, and Europe) were organized by ICSU and UNESCO prior to the intergovernmental Rio+20 regional preparatory meetings, which...
World Data System's First Executive Director Appointed
24 February 2012 05:26
IRDR would like to congratulate Dr Mustapha Mokrane for being appointed as the first Executive Director of the the World Data System (WDS).Dr Mustapha Mokrane, currently Science and Information Technology officer at ICSU’s secretariat in Paris, will take up his appointment in early March 2012.To re...
IRDR's Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, International Innovation Interview
22 February 2012 02:06
IRDR's Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, is featured in the February 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine. International Innovation magazine is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. With discrete publications coverin...
UNESCO Periodical on Science goes 100% Digital
22 February 2012 01:50
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,UNESCO’s quarterly journal, A World of Science, has become an electronic edition in 2012. The open access journal was disseminated both online and in print for nearly 10 years to a wide readership that included governments, academies of science, scientific...
"Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction" Consultation Paper
16 February 2012 02:07
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction consultation paper is now available.This document outlines the substantive issues and a process of consultations as UNISDR head toward...
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